|Birth: ||Sep. 28, 1985, England|
|Death: ||Aug. 6, 2009|
The Parachute Regiment
He was deployed with the Special Forces Support Group of the UK contingent of NATO forces in Afghanistan.
LCpl Hopkins was killed when his Jackal armoured vehicle was hit by an explosion followed by a small-arms fire attack while on patrol north of Lashkar Gah, Helmand province. Cpl Kevin Mulligan and Pte Kyle Adams were also killed and a fourth soldier was hospitalised in critical condition.
Aged 23, from Redditch, near Birmingham. His commanding officer described him as an immensely proud, forthright and honest man with an abiding joy in soldiering. He was remembered by his family as a loving son and brother and a determined, energetic man who loved life.
Funeral with full military honours was held August 26, 2009 at St. Stephen's Church in Redditch. Some 400 mourners attended the service while another 300 people gathered outside the church. LCpl Hopkins' coffin was draped in a Union flag and surrounded by flowers in the blue and white of his beloved West Bromwich Albion football team.
*Thanks to Jacqui for the grave photos
GPS (lat/lon): 52.3184, -1.93803
Created by: Milou
Record added: Aug 09, 2009
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