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Full Name: John Edmonds Hooper
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): John Edmonds
Surname: Hooper
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 26641
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Farmer
Next of Kin: Mrs S.H. Hooper (mother), Rakaia, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Pukehuia, Dargaville, North Auckland, New Zealand
Military District: Dargaville
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: 29 Battalion
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 222
Campaigns: Italy
POW Place of Capture: Italy
Last Unit Served: 26 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Italy
Date of Death: 8 December 1943
Age at Death: 33
Year of Death: 1943
Cause of Death: Died whilst a Prisoner of War
Cemetery Name: Ancona War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference: I. K. 9.
Memorial Name:
  • Ashburton War Memorial, Ashburton, New Zealand
  • Upper Wairoa District War Memorial (1939-45), Tangiteroria, Northland
  • Roll of Honour, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville
Biographical Notes:
  • Son of Guy Francis and Sophia Hamilton Hooper, of Mitcham, Canterbury
  • Died in prisoner-of-war camp in Italy.
  • Remembered on the Ashburton War Memorial.
Description of Image:
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003.
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Panel 2 (WW2), names, bronze panel. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Commemoration panel WW1 and WW2, bronze plaque. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003
  • Upper Wairoa District War Memorial Plaque (1939-45), Tangiteroria, Northland
  • Roll of Honour WW2, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville (photo Ivan Conlon, 2012)
  • Roll of Honour, WW1 & WW2, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville
  • View, Roll of Honour, and Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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