Donald Trevlyn HOOD


HOOD, Donald Trevlyn

Service Numbers: 596, 59
Enlisted: 3 March 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 2nd Division Headquarters
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, 2 November 1895
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Kyre College, Adelaide
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 29 October 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Unley Arch*, Unley HB01 Town Hall*
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World War 1 Service

3 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 596, Keswick, South Australia
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 596, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 596, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 59, 27th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
14 Oct 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 2nd Division Headquarters
29 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 59, 2nd Division Headquarters, 2nd Passchendaele

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Biography contributed by Mitchell Graney

Donald Trevlyn Hood was born on the 2nd of November in 1895 in Hobart, Tasmania as the son of William Percy and Caroline Burbury Hood. As a child, he grew up in the city of Adelaide, South Australia with his brothers Rupert and Kenneth, who also served in the army, and attended Kyre College, which was also located in Adelaide. Donald enlisted to join the Australian Infantry Forces on the 3rd of Mach in 1915 in Keswick, South Australia at the age of 19 years and 4 months. Prior to enlisting in the army, he worked at a bank as a clerk. His first rank was as a private, his unit was the 27th Battalion, C Company, and his service numbers were 59 and 596. He embarked from Adelaide on board the HMAT A2 Geelong on the 31st of May in 1915. The ship landed in Gallipoli and the soldiers then proceeded to fight on the Gallipoli Campaign and after that, the Western Front. In March of 1916 he transferred to a new unit, the 2nd Australian Division Headquarters. Donald was killed in action at the age of 21 in the Third Battle of Ypres on the 29th of October in 1917. The cemetery in which Donald’s grave can be located is in the Ramparts Cemetery in Ypres, Belgium. His grave is in row B and is the 8th grave along. The memorials in which Donald’s service is commemorated can be located at the Adelaide National War Memorial, the Australian War Memorial in the Roll of Honour, and in the Unley HB01 Town Hall.


Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...59 Sergeant Donald Trevlyn Hood, 2nd Australian Division Headquarters. A clerk prior to enlistment, 596 Private Hood embarked with the 27th Battalion from Adelaide on HMAT Geelong (A2) on 31 May 1915. In March 1916 he transferred to the 2nd Australian Division Headquarters. On 29 October 1917, he was killed in action in Belgium and buried at Ramparts Cemetery Lille Gate, Ypres. He was 21 years of age." - SOURCE (