HOOPER, William Wallace
(Service number 5/244)
|First Rank||Lance Corporal||Last Rank||Corporal|
|Date||29 July 1893||Place of Birth||Geraldine|
|Date||15 Aug 1914-31 Dec 1915||Age|
|Address at Enlistment||Brigade Supply, Buckle Street, Wellington|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||W.H. Hooper (father), Shaw Street, Temuka|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||4th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||New Zealand Army Service Corps|
|Date||17 April 1915|
|Transport||HMNZT 21 or HMNZT 22 or HMNZT 23 (Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo)|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand Army Service Corps|
|Campaigns||Egyptian, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Western European (France & Belgium)|
|Service Medals||1914-15 Star, British War medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||28 August 1918||Reason||No longer physically fit for war service on account of illness contracted on active service "chronic dyspepsia"|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||26 September 1922||Age|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru|
Grandson, Peter Reilly, commented that William married Ellen Mary soon after his return from the war and they lived in Jackson Street, Timaru. The couple had a daughter, Patricia Moira, about 1921 - just a year before William died.
Searching Births, Deaths, and Marriages online index resulted in the discovery of a marriage of William Hooper to Mary Ellen PEARCE in 1918, possibly indicating the names have been transposed.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (18 August 2015); Military Personnel file
No documents available.
Researched and Written by
Ann Munro, SC branch NZSG; Tony Rippin, South Canterbury Museum; David Batchelor, South Canterbury Museum
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