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Photograph - black and white - Surgeon-Captain William Fleming Hopkins

From the Collection of Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre) Federation University Australia E.J. Barker Library (top floor) Mount Helen Victoria

Digital portrait from "In Memory of the Gallant Officers and Men of Victoria in Transvaal War, 1899-1900".
Object Registration
william fleming hopkins, maryborough district, portland, scotch college, melbourne university, medical officer, stawell hospital, victorian rangers medical staff, first victorian contingent, renburg, enteris fever, naauwpoort, orange free state
Historical information
William Fleming Hopkins was born in the Maryborough District in 1864. He graduated from Adelaide University, B.A.. Returning to Victoria he did three years of teaching at Portland and Scotch College. Admitted to Melbourne University, graduating M.B. and B.S. in 1891 and secured the appointment of Medical Officer and Manager of the Stawell Hospital.
Doctor Hopkins joined the Victorian Rangers Medical Staff in 1892 with the rank of Captain. He served with them until his appointment as Medical Officer to the First Victorian Contingent under the command of Captain McLeish.
Captain Hopkins exhibited courage and coolness under heavy fire attending to the wounded at Rensburg.
He died of enteric fever (typhoid) at Naauwpoort, in the Orange Free state, 27 March 1900
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G A Osboldstone (Printer and Publisher)
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