Vivian Phelps Hopkins

Vivian Phelps Hopkins

Second Lieutenant
Vivian Phelps Hopkins

Unit: 3 New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade, 1 Battalion

Conflict: WW1

Public Contributions:

Vivian was one of ten brothers, another died at Gallipoli (Lone Pine). Many of the others served in WW1 and survived, including my father Geoffrey Phelps Hopkins (Medical Corp).
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  • Service Number: 23/785
  • First Name: Vivian Phelps
  • Surname: Hopkins
  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of Birth: Not known
  • Next of Kin: A.P. Hopkins (father), Manager, Belfast Freezing-works, Belfast, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Nationality of Force: New Zealand
  • Force: Army
  • Unit: 3 New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade, 1 Battalion

Casualty Details

  • Date of death: 21 March 1918
  • Conflict: WW1
  • Cause of Death:

    Killed in action

Embarkation Details

  • Body of Embarkation: 1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
  • Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Embarkation Date: 9 October 1915
  • Transport: HMNZT 30
    HMNZT 31
    HMNZT 32
    HMNZT 33
    HMNZT 34
  • Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
  • Destination: Suez, Egypt

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph, Auckland War Memorial Museum