Herbert John HOOPER

HOOPER, Herbert John

Service Number: 329
Enlisted: 9 May 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Machine Gun Company
Born: Mount Dandenong, Victoria, 1 January 1892
Home Town: Murrumbeena, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Baker
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World War 1 Service

9 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
16 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 329, 15th Machine Gun Company
16 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 329, 15th Machine Gun Company, RMS Orontes, Melbourne

Herbert John Hooper

Born in 1892 in Mount Dandenong, Victoria, Australia

Father John Somerton Hooper 1859 – 1933
Mother Alice Jane Hand 1864 – 1898

In 1928 married Mabel Blanche Hodgetts and they had two children, Joyce Isobel Hooper and Beryl Edith Hooper.

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"H. J. Hooper. son of Mr.  John S.  Hooper, of Oakleigh, has  been reported wounded. Later  advices state that he has recovered  and was discharged from hospital  to camp at Salisbury Plains. He  is attached to the 15th Machine  Gun Company, and has been on  active service since 16th August,  1916." - from the  Oakleigh and Caulfield Times Mulgrave and Ferntree Gully Guardian 17 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)