Richard (Dick) Hopf (letters)



Richard (Dick) Hopf (letters)


Richard (Dick) Hopf


See below.


Letters passed down from Grandma to Dad to me [the contributor, Bryony Kate Mccraw]. They are special because they tell a story about how positive [Dick Hopf, the contributor's great grandfather? was] in the war and training.

Items include:
- letters (1890) before he was born his parents moved from Germany to England. He signed up for the war to fight for England.
- letters to relatives about him training for a year in Salisbury.
- His 5th letter is in Southampton just before he goes to France.
- letters 6, 7 and 8 are describing the trenches and how soldiers slept.
- he was reported missing in action the day of the Battle of the Somme.
- letter from King George about his death, with medal.


Bryony Kate Mccraw

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