HOOPER, Francis Thomas John
(Service number 62975)
|First Rank||Last Rank|
|Date||2 March 1894||Place of Birth||Temuka|
|Address at Enlistment||29 Alfred Street, St Albans, Christchurch|
|Previous Military Experience||B Company 2nd South Canterbury Regiment|
|Marital Status||Married. One child|
|Next of Kin||Mrs E. M. Hooper (wife), 211 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||6 January 1938||Age||43 years|
|Place of Death||Christchurch Hospital|
|Notices||Press, 7 January 1938|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch|
|Memorial Reference||Block 8, Plot 227|
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Francis Thomas John Hooper was born on 2 March 1894 at Temuka, the eldest son of James and Martha Edith (Edith, née White) Hooper. He was educated at Temuka School. Francis was a storeman for the Christchurch City Council when he enlisted, naming his wife as next-of-kin – Mrs E. M. Hooper, 211 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch. He had married Ethel May Stevens on 28 March 1915 at Christchurch. Their son, Eric Vivian Wood Hooper, was born on 12 September 1916 at Christchurch. Francis’ name was drawn in a ballot. Francis Thomas John Hooper, a printers assistant, was listed on the 1917 Reserve Roll.
Francis Thomas John Hooper died on 6 January 1938 at the Christchurch Hospital, aged 43, and was buried in Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [07 August 2021]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [09 August 2021]; NZ Electoral Rolls (ancestry.com.au) [08 August 2021]; Bromley Cemetery burial record (Christchurch City Council) [08 August 2021]; Press, 7 January 1938 (Papers Past) [08 August 2021]
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