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Full Name: Alexander James Hooper
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Alexander James
Surname: Hooper
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 10/3297
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: Mrs Jessie G. Hooper (mother), 18 Bay Street, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 18 Bay Street, Petone, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: 8th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Wellington Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 13 November 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Willochra or Tofua
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 340
Last Unit Served: Wellington Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death: France
Date of Death: 16 September 1916
Year of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Memorial Name: Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Biographical Notes: Alexander Hooper was the son of Mrs. Jessie Grant Hooper, of Berhampore, Wellington, New Zealand.
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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