Veteran makes lasting mark on city

YOUNG PILOT: Jack Hopgood enlisted with the RAAF at just 19. He is pictured here in 1940.

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MOUNT Gambier’s last surviving prisoner of war has been nationally honoured as a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) following decades of service to the Mount Gambier community.

Jack Hopgood did not let his experience as a POW define him, rather he returned to the Blue Lake city after serving his country and forged a successful career, while generously giving his time to a number of volunteer organisations.

While Mr Hopgood is most often recognised among the

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