6July1915
5720 Pte. Allan Hopkinson, 1st Bn. East Lancashire Regiment

Allan Hopkinson was born in 1896. He is from Colne, Lancashire. 

A weaver, he enlisted into the East Lancashire Regiment in Burnley in July 1914.

He served on the Western Front from November  1914.

He saw frontline action in the vicinity of the Ypres Salient for nearly all of his service.

He fought through the 2nd Battle of Ypres and was killed in action by German shellfire in the Canal Bank sector, northern Salient on 6th July 1915.

He is buried in Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium.

6 July 1915 killed in action

 

 

Research by David O'Mara

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