Hopewell James William Pte 4456232

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Name Hopewell James William (on the embarkation list for Iceland he was listed as Jos. Wm. which would possibly imply Joseph rather than James - to be confirmed).
Army number 4456232
Rank Private.
Decorations None yet known.
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age Not yet known.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry - probably May/June 1939. Posted to 11th Battalion DLI - possibly on 1/9/1939. Served B.E.F. Served Iceland. Served Normandy? POsted to ? Battalion DLI. Relegated to the Z Class Reserve 10/6/1946.
Company/Battery Not yet ascertained.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade Not yet known but possibly 1/9/1939.
Promotions No details yet.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address No family information as yet.
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Private Hopewell's name emerged from the 1942 "missing" exercise conducted by the War Office and documented at The National Archives. Family information would be most valuable in more fully documenting his military career.