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Gordon Richard HOPPER (of Oare)

b. 15th June 1916
d. 5th February 1940. Aged 23

Royal Army Service Corps (RASC)

Faversham Borough Cemetery
Sudden illness at Home

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Portrait of Gordon Richard Hopper of OareGordon was born in Dover on 15 June 1916. Son of Alfred and Celia Hopper, the 1939 Register records him living with his parents at The Stores, Church Road, Oare. He worked as a garage hand, car and lorry driver and greaser.

Just five weeks after joining the RASC, he died of sudden illness while stationed at the Army training Camp in Catterick, Yorkshire.

He is buried in Faversham Borough Cemetery and is also commemorated on the Davington School memorial plaque, located in the parish church of St. Mary Magdalene & St. Lawrence, Davington.

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