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Old 17th January 2009, 21:35
David Hedges David Hedges is offline  
 
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I came across the ss Nevasa whilst researching my Great Uncle Lt. Edward Hopkinson MC who had the dubious distinction of serving the shortest time in the trenches of any in his regiment when the 1/8th Sherwood Foresters entered the line for the first time on 15th March 1915, near Ploegsteert Belgium. He was shot in the right hip as the regiment approached the trenches and was evacuated to No. 2 General Hospital in le Havre. He embarked on ss Nevasa on 1 April 1915. She was then a hospital ship. He rejoined the regiment in October. He won the MC but unfortunately was killed in 1917.
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