Wife of Bertram Hopkinson, FRS (1874 - 1918): G2.74 The Parish War Memorial, near the south western gate, consisting of a round stone seat, with a crucifix in the middle of a square plinth, with three copper plates for the names. On the west side,carved into the stone of the plinth, IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD / JESUS CHRIST THIS CROSS / IS SET UP AS A MEMORIAL / TO THE MEN OF THIS PARISH / WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY / IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 -1919 / REMEMBER THEM IN YOUR / PRAYERS AND IN YOUR LIVES: Bertram Hopkinson.
"his (John) longest-lasting achievement was the invention of the three-phase power system, which is in near-universal use for electricity distribution today. The reason all those pylons have six wires dangling from them is due to Hopkinson. The article asserts that Hopkinson had five children. He actually had six. The three that were killed on 27 August 1898 are noted but, tragically, two more sons, Bertie (also mentioned) and Cecil died in the Great War. The sixth child, Ellen Lina, married Alfred Ewing who was referred to in the piece. The article also said that the only memorial to Lina and Alice is their grave. There is a memorial sundial to Alice in the gardens of Newnham College from which she had recently graduated. Lina, too, has a memorial, The Lina Evelyn Hopkinson Scholarship, which is awarded to pupils at Wimbledon High School for English Literature. Bertie and Cecil are both buried in the Ascension Parish Burial Ground off the Huntingdon Road, with Cecilís grave marked by a Scottish-style sundial."