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Hope, H.E., A/Smn., 1916
On the Thiepval Memorial is the name of KP/323 Able Seaman Henry Elliott Hope, serving with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died 13/11/1916.

Colin Boyd has provided the following:
Henry was born on 20/07/1894 and was working as an apprentice plater living with his father, Matthew Sopwith at 1351, Walker Road, St. Anthonys, Newcastle upon Tyne when he enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers on 03/09/1914.
He transferred to the RNVR on 10/09/1914 and joined the Anson Battalion on 22/10/1914. Henry was hospitalised on 13/05/1915 suffering from bayonet wounds to the back and right leg.
After rejoining the Anson Battalion on 03/11/1915 he was wounded again on 17/09/1916 by a grenade wound to the left hand. This was thought to be self inflicted and Henry was tried by a Field General Court Martial on 28/09/1916. Found guilty, he was sentenced to 56 days Field Punishment No.1.
Henry rejoined the Anson Battalion on 03/11/1916 and was reported as wounded and missing assumed died of wounds on 13/11/1916.

His name does not appear on any local war memorials.

The CWGC entry for Able Seaman Hope

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk