Claude HOOKER

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HOOKER, Claude

Service Number: 1947
Enlisted: 4 December 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1 August 1890
Home Town: Brompton, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Lone Pine Memorial
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Broken Hill War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

4 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1947, Oaklands, South Australia
26 Jan 1915: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 1947, 16th Infantry Battalion, Discharged for refusing to be inoculated
6 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1947, 16th Infantry Battalion, Keswick, South Australia
20 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1947, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Adelaide
20 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1947, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1947, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1947, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Chilka, Fremantle
8 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1947, 16th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Christian Alexandrides

Hooker, Claude

Service Number 1947

Christian Alexandrides

 

Claude Hooker was born on the 1st of August in 1890 in Port Adelaide, South Australia. Private Hooker lived in Brompton, South Australia and worked as a Labourer until his enlistment. The Private had one cousin, Miss L. Sanders.

Private Claude Hooker enlisted on the 4th of December 1914 in Oaklands, South Australia. Private Hooker was released and sent to fight in Gallipoli with the 16th Infantry Battalion. He did not have any recorded health issues, besides the obvious harsh conditions of life in war. The Private never changed Battalions and was killed in action on the 8th of August 1915, aged just 25. He was shot fighting in Gallipoli.

Private Claude Hooker is remembered in community memorials. The main memorial for Private Hooker is in the Adelaide City, in the Adelaide War Memorial. Private Hooker is buried at Lone Pine Memorial in Turkey. The Private’s family moved to Turkey, to live near the soldier of their very own, and every single generation of the family ever since has lived in Turkey, and visits the grave daily.

Bibliography

Cwgc.org. (2018). Cemetery. [online] Available at: https://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/78500/LONE%20PINE%20MEMORIAL [Accessed 13 Jun. 2018].

Australian War Memorial. [online] Available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/search?category=people&q [Accessed 13 Jun. 2018].

 

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE C. HOOKER.

Private Claude Hooker was the eldest son of Mrs. M. Lehman, of Tell City, Indiana, U.S.A. Born in America, he came to Australia about seven years ago, and joined the 16th Battalion in January last, enlisting from Broken Hill, New South Wales. He was killed in action on August 8." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 25 Sep 1915 (trove.nla.gov.au)

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