Oliver Richard HOOD


HOOD, Oliver Richard

Service Number: 6786
Enlisted: 15 July 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion
Born: Huntly, Victoria, 1896
Home Town: Glen Huntly, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Window cleaner
Died: Killed in Action, France, 30 August 1918
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France), White Hills Baptist Church
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World War 1 Service

15 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6786, Melbourne, Victoria
25 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6786, 6th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6786, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
18 Jun 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 37th Infantry Battalion
9 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6786, 37th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"
30 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6786, 37th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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Biography contributed by Lyn Hood

"...6786 Private Oliver Richard Hood, 6th Battalion, a 20 year old window cleaner from Glenhuntly, Victoria when he enlisted in the AIF on 15 July 1916. He embarked for overseas with the 22nd Reinforcements from Melbourne on 25 October 1916 aboard HMAT Ulysses and joined the 37th Battalion in France on 15 June 1917. Pte Hood was wounded in action on 9 August 1918 but rejoined his unit the next day. On 30 August 1918 he was killed in action at Clery Wood, France and was buried in the wood. After the war, his grave could not be located so his name is inscribed on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France with others who have no known grave..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)