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Name: Doris Hopper

Burial Number: 1941

Gender: Female

Distinction: In the Church Army

Born: 09/03/1893

Died: 16/1/1968

Buried: 15/02/1968


Doris Austin Hopper was born in Sunderland, Durham, on 9th March 1893, she was the daughter of John William Hopper, 29yrs, shipowner’s clerk, and Bertha, 28yrs, nee Hutt.

Doris had 2 older brothers, Bernard b.1889, and John b.1890.

Doris lived with her parents all her life, she never married and did not appear to have any occupation. The family lived in Sunderland for many years until her father retired when they moved to Hertfordshire; after his death in 1929, Doris continued to live with her widowed mother, moving to Devon and then Worthing, Sussex.

As a parishioner of Heene Church, Doris joined the Church Army, whose work was to help to form public conscience about such evils as slums and intemperate drinking, she involved herself in spreading their message through pageants and dramatic productions.

Doris’s mother lived to the great age of 96yrs and after her death in 1961, Doris moved from Marine Parade, Worthing, to 7, Shakespeare Road, where she died, aged 75yrs, on 16th January 1968. Administration + Will (London April 1968) effects £1828. Value 2023 – £39,000.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 50

Exact Location (what3words): cities.universally.puddles

Ashes or Urn: Casket Only



Doris Hopper is buried under the headstone for Herbert James Cullingford


In loving memory of Herbert James Cullingford died 16 Apr 1935 aged 65 also of Kathleen Alice sister of the above died 11th May 1937 aged 77 also of Mary Grace sister of the above died 6th July 1941 aged 76

Further Information


Name: Doris Austin Hopper

Gender: Female

Born: 09/03/1893

Town: Sunderland

County: Durham (County Durham)

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 16/1/1968

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 7

Address line 3: Shakespeare Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1828 s d

Current value of effects: £38998

Census Information


Living at 11, Grange Crescent, Sunderland, Durham. John William Hopper, Hd. 37yrs, Shipowner’s Clerk, wife, Bertha I. 36yrs, daughter, Doris A. 8yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 11, Grange Crescent, Sunderland, Durham. John William Hopper, Hd. 47yrs, Shipbroker, wife, Bertha I. 46yrs, 3 children, Bernard Hutt, 22yrs, Shipbroker’s Clerk, John, 20yrs, Ship’s Plater, Doris A. 18yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at Lynton, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire. John William Hopper, Hd., 57yrs, Shipowner, retired, wife, Bertha I. 56yrs, Home Duties, daughter, Doris Austin, 27yrs, grandson, George Bernard, 15yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at Spring House, Uplyme, Axminster, Devon.

Bertha Ind Hopper, widow, private means, Doris A. Hopper, single, private means, WVS civil defence.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.