Frederick HOOPER

HOOPER, Frederick

Service Number: 1358
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Blenheim, South Island, New Zealand, 1892
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Station Hand
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World War 1 Service

2 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1358, 10th Infantry Battalion
2 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1358, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement SN 1358, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by St Peter's Woodlands Grammar School

Frederick Hooper was born in Blenheim, New Zealand in 1892. His religion was Church of England, which is a Christian faith.

His occupation was a station hand, which he had been before the war. When e he enlisted he had no stated next of kin but his close friend was Sarah Smith, who also lived in Blenheim.

Before leaving to go to the war he was not married and had no children of his own. Frederick was 22 years old when he embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on the second of February 1915. He enlisted for this on the 27th of November the year before, 1914, at Oaklands in South Australia.

Frederick's rank on this enlistment was private. Frederick was in the 2nd reinforcement in the 10th battalion. A few years later he returned to Australia on the 5th of April 1919.