Robert Erriton Burch HOPKIRK

Robert E. B. HOPKIRK was the oldest son of Robert Alexander HOPKIRK and Susannah Elizabeth M. BURCH

Robert E. B. HOPKIRK was born 4 September 1894, at Carterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand.

Lieutenant Robert E. B. Hopkirk on the far right in the back row, 19 July 1917.

Military record information: Full Name Robert Erriton Burch Hopkirk, Forename(s) Robert Erriton Burch, Surname Hopkirk,
War World War I, 1914-1918, Serial No. 6/2364, First Known Rank Corporal.
Next of Kin Robert A. Hopkirk (father), Waipukurau, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Marital Status Single
Enlistment Address Care of Mrs Carr, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand
Military District Auckland
Body on Embarkation 4th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date 17 April 1915
Place of Embarkation Wellington, New Zealand
Transport HMNZT 21, HMNZT 22, HMNZT 23
Vessel: Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo
Destination: Suez,Egypt (25 May 1915)
Page on Nominal Roll 341
Military Awards British War Medal, Victory Medal
Biographical Notes: Promoted on the field and attended officer training at Cambridge University
Description of Image: Group photograph, New Zealand officers after military training at Cambridge University, England returning to train reinforcements, Auckland Weekly News, 19 July 1917, page 38

Robert married Ethel H. MASON.   Robert died in 1973 at Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand.

Robert and Ethel had one son,

     Dudley Robert Mason Burch HOPKIRK, born in 1923.

     Dudley was known to all as Bob. He worked for many years in the World Health Organization and during that time was going to meet the British Silent Movie Actor Gordon HOPKIRK, but sadly Gordon died in an accident about 3 weeks before they were scheduled to meet. See the information Bob was able to gather through correspondence with Gordon here: Here is info about Gordon HOPKIRK

Robert has descendants currently living in New Zealand and England. 

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