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RAMC profile of:
Richmond Herbert HOPES
[Service No:  2288]
 
 


Place or Date
of Birth:
Pucklechurch in 1894

Service Number: 2288

TF Number:

Rank: Pte

Unit: 3rd North Midland Divisional Field Ambulance

Attached To: 2/3rd North Midland Field Ambulance

Enlistment Location: Bristol, Glos.

Also Served:

Outcome: Died

Date Died: 13/04/1915
Age Died: 21

Where Buried and/or Commemorated: UK - Mangotsfield (St James) Churchyard, Gloucestershire

Awards:

Gazette Reference:
 


Other Information:

Richmond lived in No 1, Rose Villa, Shortwood, nr. Mangotsfield from 19011911. He was the son of Herbert James and Chistiana (nee Gardener) Hopes. In 1911 he was employed as a journeyman book binder. His parents later moved to Croydon House, Cossham Street, Mangotsfield, Bristol. Richmond died at the Northampton War Hospital due to pneumococcal pericarditis (a form of meningitis) and septicaemia (blood poisoning); his mother was present at his death. The hospital, on the outskirts of Duston village, had previously been the Northampton County Asylum. Richmond's body was sent home to Mangotsfield and was buried on the 18th April 1915 on the south-east Side of St. James Churchyard, Mangotsfield. His personal effects amounted to a small sum of money, 2.13s.3d which was sent to his father on 30th September 1915. His parents were not sent a War Gratuity due to Richmond not having sufficient military service. There isn't a Medals Index Card (MIC) for Richmond which indicates that he was not awarded any WW1 campaign medals as he had not see overseas service and had died from an illness contracted whilst training in the UK. This is born out by the Field Ambulance's War Diary which shows that they did not embark at Southampton until 8.00 p.m. on 25th February 1917 and disembarked in Le Havre at 2.30 a.m. the following day. [Information researched and kindly provided by David Blackmore]


 
Additional Information: Date Added: Thursday 15 June, 2017
 
CWGC Plaque on St. James Church wall
 
 
Additional Information: Date Added: Wednesday 14 June, 2017
 
Richmond's final resting place. [Photograph courtesy of David Blackmore]


  
 
 
Additional Information: Date Added: Sunday 11 June, 2017
 
This is where Richmond Herbert Hopes died. Northampton War Hospital [Information and photograph subm...
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