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2nd Lieutenant, 152nd Field Company, Royal Engineers

Died of wounds 18th September 1918, age 19.

Buried at Ruyaulcourt Military Cemetery

Student of electrical engineering.


Alan, born on 2nd February 1899 at Camberwell, was the youngest on of Ernest A. , a civil servant in the patent office, and Myra J. Hopwood of Chorlton-cum-Hardy and later Macclesfield. He was educated at St. Margarets School, Hulme Grammar School (1911-1916) where he was captain of the second football team and cricket elevens. He came to Manchester University to study electrical engineering and passed his intermediate exams for a BSc Technology. From October 1916 to August 1917 Alan was a member of the University Officer Training Corps and in December 1917 he was gazetted. He served with the Royal Engineers and died of wounds in September 1918 leaving effects worth £141 15s 11d to his father.