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Full Name
George Hooper
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
George
Surname
Hooper
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
65493
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Station hand
Next of Kin
Mr W. Hooper (father), Te Araroa, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Rewutu Station, Hick's Bay, New Zealand
Military District
Gisborne
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 6th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 166
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
11 December 1941
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1941
Memorial Name
Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Memorial Reference
Column 103.
Biographical Notes
George Hooper was the son of Walter Haoper and of Ngatai Hooper (nee Parapara), of Te Araroa, Auckland, New Zealand.
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman.

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