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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