William Spottiswoode (Bill) HOPKIRK was the son of James Alexander Daniel HOPKIRK and Lillian Ethel GEMMELL
Bill was probably named after his uncle William Spottiswoode HOPKIRK who died on 1 June 1916 in France, during World War I
Last Post: Bill Hopkirk, from "Muzzle Flashes"
313349 Capt Bill Hopkirk RNZA passed away on Sunday 23 November 2008, aged 79. He was given a private service.
-----Bill graduated from Duntroon in 1950 and served at various times with 13 Comp AA Regt RNZA, the School of Artillery and 15 Comp AA Bty, Godley Heads Christchurch. Bill was posted to K Force and served in Korea, 1953-54, with 16 Field Regiment, RNZA as GPO, CPO, Troop Commander and Adjutant.
-----After leaving the Army, Bill farmed at South Kaipara Head for 20 years, then as Supply Manager for Motor Specs (ten years), finally retiring in 1991 after five years as Buyer for Ramset.
-----It was Bill who reminded us of that infamous episode where Morrie Stanley and Murray Connor fired a 25-pounder outside Colonel Kim Morrison's mess in Waiouru
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