The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hopson
First Name:
Edward Mason
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9241
Company:
'B' Company, No. 7 Platoon
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
DOB:
7.02.1909
Place of Birth:
Albany, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Alfred Joseph Hopson
Mothers's Name:
Mary Jane Hopson
Religion:
Presbyterian
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Memorial:
Dutch Cemetery, Atjeh, North Sumatra, Age 35.
Force:
Atjeh Party Sumatra
Camps Java:
Atjeh, Blangkenjeren
POW#:
338
Cause of Death:
Appendicitis
Place of Death:
Tenal Gajoe
Date of Death:
26.04.1944
Buried:
Soldier’s body was buried at a point 200 yards south of 28 kilometre peg on Blangkenjeren-Tekenong Road at location 3.59N-97.20E. (3.98333 97.33333

General Description

Edward Hopson
Edward Hopson

 

Listed as missing from Pasir Panjang on Sunday evening 15.2.1942. He escaped with Atjeh Party to Sumatra and was captured by Japanese.  He remained a POW in Sumatra with Magill WX16886 and Quinn WX9285.

Soldier had appendicitis but due to the fact that he also had dysentery doctors were unable to operate.  He died at Tenal Gajoe and was buried 200 yards south of 28 kilo peg on Blangkejeren-Tekencong Road.

To a (WX) Mother by Pte Frank Collins
To a (WX) Mother by Pte Frank Collins

 

Hopson Pt 1

Hopson Pt 2

 

Read about Hopkins tragic death in Sumatra

 

Camp Locations:

  • Atjeh Party, Blangkedjeren - Sumatra
  • Gloe Gloer Camp - Sumatra
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