James Edward HOOD


HOOD, James Edward

Service Number: 5015
Enlisted: 15 March 1916, Naracoorte, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Joanna, South Australia, 8 August 1889
Home Town: Naracoorte, Naracoorte and Lucindale, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Locomotive fireman (S.A.R.)
Died: Died of wounds, Etaples, France, 15 March 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
Plot XXII, Row B, Grave No. 13
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Naracoorte War Memorial, Naracoorte and District Town Hall Honour Board WW1
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World War 1 Service

15 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5015, Naracoorte, South Australia
24 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5015, 27th Infantry Battalion
24 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5015, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Bulla, Adelaide
2 Mar 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 5015, 27th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, GSW (left leg - amputated)
15 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5015, 27th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages

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Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

The Narracoorte Herald (SA: 1875 - 1954) Friday 23 March 1917

Local and District War Items.

Death of Private J. E. Hood from Wounds.

Word was received here last Saturday by the relatives of Pte. J. E. Hood stating that he was in a hospital in France suffering from a severe gunshot wound in his left leg, and on Monday the sad news came that he had died of wounds received in action in France on March 8. The late soldier died in the 6th Red Cross Hospital, France on March 15. He enlisted in Narracoorte on March 15, 1916, and was attached to the 13th Reinforcements of the 27th Battalion,   which sailed in May last. He was the fifth son of Mr. W. Hood, of Struan, and was   26 years of age. Before enlisting, the late Pte. Hood was in the Loco. branch of the Railway Department at Narracoorte. He was a fine built young fellow, and of a jolly disposition and well liked. Much sympathy is felt for the parents in their great loss.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/cite/17462206/147310854 (trove.nla.gov.au)

Chronicle (Adelaide, SA: 1895 - 1954) Saturday 14 April 1917


Mr. T. A. Hood, of Brighton, has been advised that his brother, Private J. E. Hood, died of wounds in France on March 15. Prior to enlisting he was a fireman in the employ of the Railways Department. His parents reside at Struan, near Narracoorte.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87442776 (nla.gov.au)