Arthur Stanley HOODLESS


HOODLESS, Arthur Stanley

Service Number: 1872
Enlisted: 31 December 1914, Cairns, Queensland
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Westbury, Tasmania, Australia, 8 August 1893
Home Town: Railton, Kentish, Tasmania
Schooling: State School, Westbury,Tasmania, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 25 February 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Bazentin-le-Petit Military Cemetery
Row G, Grave 22
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kentish Municipality Honour Roll Mural, RailtonM1, Sheffield War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

31 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1872, 9th Infantry Battalion, Cairns, Queensland
8 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1872, 9th Infantry Battalion
8 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1872, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
25 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1872, 9th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Arthur Stanley HOODLESS was born in Westbury, Tasmania on 8th August, 1893

His parents were James Condre HOODLESS & Eva Annie WOODS

He enlisted in Cairns in Queensland on 31st December, 1914 & embarked from Brisbane with the 9th Infantry Battalion, 4th reinforcements on the HMAT Star of England on 8th April, 1915

Arthur died of wounds at the Somme in France on 25th February, 1917 and is buried in the Bazentin le Petit Military Cemetery

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and on a headstone in St Johns Church in Railton, Tasmania along with his brothers name who also died during WW1 (see attached photo)


His brother Cyril James HOODLESS (SN 1837) died of wounds on 31st May, 1917 at Bullecourt