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Full Name
George Shackleton Hooper
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
George Shackleton
Surname
Hooper
Also Known As
George Shakleton
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
  • 4/109
  • 23/2205
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
  • Sapper
  • Lance Corporal
Next of Kin
  • George Leonard Hooper (father), 3 Buick Street, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand
  • G.L. Hooper (father), 3 Buick Street, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Auckland, New Zealand
Military District
Auckland
Body on Embarkation
  • Samoan Advance Party
  • New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
  • Railway Engineers
  • 5th Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company
Embarkation Date
  • 15 August 1914
  • 1 April 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Moeraki or Monowai
Destination
  • Apia, Samoa
  • Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
  • Vol1
  • 27
Page on Nominal Roll
  • 340
  • 1
Campaigns
  • Samoa
  • Western Front
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death
Somme, France
Date of Death
15 September 1916
Age at Death
22
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Biographical Notes
George Hooper was the son of George Leonard and Margaret Hooper, of 342 Adelaide Rd., Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand. Served as a Sapper with the Advanced Party at Samoa.
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Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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