Frederick Richard Sutton HOOPER

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HOOPER, Frederick Richard Sutton

Service Number: 1565
Enlisted: 28 November 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Victoria Park, South Australia, 9 June 1885
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, France, 19 August 1916, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Broken Hill War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

28 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Oaklands, South Australia
19 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1565, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
19 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1565, 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE F. R. HOOPER.

Private F. R. Hooper enlisted in Broken Hill in November, 1914, and went into camp at the end of the month in Adelaide. Born at Victoria Park in 1885, he went with his parents to Broken Hill when only a lad and lived there up to the time of enlisting. He, with his brother, Private Eric Hooper, belonged to the same battalion. They left Melbourne on February 24, 1915, and were for a while stationed in Egypt. Private Hooper was sent to Gallipoli in May and remained there until the evacuation in December. After being in Egypt again for a while he went to France. He was in hospital with an injured knee in July, and later was cooking for prisoners at one of the base depots. Evidently he had only just rejoined his battalion when he met his death. Two of his brothers - Sapper George and Private Eric Hooper - are with the colors. The late Private Hooper was married and left a widow and one little son." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 28 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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