OBITUARY: Walter George HOPPER, 1866-1925

Werribee Shire Banner (Vic) – Thursday 19 February 1925 Obituary It is with profound regret that we have to record the death of a well-known resident in the person of Mr Walter Hopper, which took place at his residence, Cemetery Road, on the 14th inst. The deceased, who had attained the age of 59 years, was a native of Werribee …

OBITUARY: Arthur Edward HOPPER, 1876-1941

Werribee Shire Banner – Thursday 28 August 1941 OBITUARY ARTHUR EDWARD HOPPER Although ailing for the past few months, no immediate concern was felt for the health of Mr. E. A. Hopper until Tuesday night last, when his condition became suddenly alarming. Despite expert attention, he sank rapidly and passed away at his home in Greaves Street, shortly before midnight. …

Mr E. B. Hopper Esquire – New Zealand pioneer

Edward Betts Hopper was born in around 1799 in Dover, Kent into a Quaker family – his parents were Robert Hopper and Abigail Betts. Parts of his life are shrouded in mystery – indeed, nothing is known of Edward’s early life – the first official record we have of him is his baptism on 20 March 1826 in Queenborough, Kent. …

Joe and May HOPPER – ’50 Wonderful Years’

The following is an article originally printed in the Dover Express & East Kent News on Friday 16th July, 1976. It was at her brother’s wedding reception that May Groombridge first met the man who was to be her husband.  The reception was at her parents’ home, and Joe Hopper arrived – in his cricket flannels!  He had been playing cricket …

Alfred Hopper (1910-1990) – World War II veteran

Alfred George HOPPER (1910-1990) – During World War Two Alf was conscripted into the army, the Royal Artillery, and after the invasion of Europe in 1944 he served in France and Germany, and took part in the Liberation of Arnhem in April 1945.  During his wartime service he was taught to drive vehicles and to tow a gun and so, …