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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.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
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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