Lieutenant Edward Michael Hopton

Shropshire Yeomanry

Died: 17 March 1916

Age: 31

Edward Michael Hopton, the son of Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Hopton, KCB, a former Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey, was born 16th September, 1884. He entered College in 1895, remaining for two years, and then went on to Bradfield. He took up farming in Herefordshire (his native county) and was especially interested in Hereford cattle and in breeding hunters. From 1910 he held a commission in the 1st Shropshire Yeomanry. In 1911 he married Christabel, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Bourne, of Cowarne Court, Herefordshire.

He went out with the Yeomanry, and died of pneumonia while serving with them in Egypt, in March 1916.

The above text appeared in the Victoria College Book of Remembrance published in 1920.

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