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In Memoriam: A.G. HOPKINS (H 38-42)

TONY HOPKINS (H 38-42) died in September 2019, aged 94. On leaving school during WWII Tony joined the MN, sailing with the Blue Funnel/Glen Line Group.
3 Dec 2021
Written by Robin Knight
Obituaries

TONY HOPKINS (H 38-42) died in September 2019, aged 94. On leaving school during WWII Tony joined the MN, sailing with the Blue Funnel/Glen Line Group. He survived his ship being torpedoed before coming ashore to join shipbrokers Howe Robinson. When Howe Robinson was appointed shipbroker to the Jardine Matheson Group in 1951, Tony was seconded to Jardines in Hong Kong in 1951. He returned to London in 1955 as a director of Howe Robinson and began a long involvement with China. This continued to his retirement in 1989. In 1974 he had been admitted to The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights.  For many years he chaired its Education and Charity committee and did much to modernise the Shipwrights’ philanthropic activity. In 1989 he was appointed a Court Assistant Emeritus. Such was his impact that ten years later he was awarded the Shipwrights’ Medal of Honour, becoming only the fourth person to receive the company’s highest award.

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