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Full Name
Reginald Hooper
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Reginald
Surname
Hooper
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
631493
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Farm hand
Next of Kin
Mrs R. Hooper (mother), Huanui Station, Tolaga Bay, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Tolaga Bay, New Zealand
Military District
Tolaga Bay
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 11th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Embarkation Date
21 February 1944 or 31 March 1944
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Mooltan or Willem Ruys
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 13
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 58
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Australia
Date of Death
11 April 1944
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1944
Cause of Death
Killed on active service
Cemetery Name
Perth War Cemetery and Annex, Smyth Road, Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia
Grave Reference
N.C.5.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Reginald Hooper was the son of Arthur Franklin Hooper and Rosina Hooper, of Tolaga Bay, New Zealand.
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Headstone, Perth War Cemetery and Annex, Australia (photo F. Caddy 2012)
  • Wide view, graves, Perth War Cemetery and Annex, Australia (photo F. Caddy 2012)
  • Cross of Sacrifice, Perth War Cemetery and Annex, Australia (photo F. Caddy 2012)
  • Wide view, Perth War Cemetery and Annex, Australia (photo F. Caddy 2012)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman.
  • Papers Past. Digital New Zealand Newspapers.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org

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