HOOPER, Henry Herbert
(Service number 27297)

Aliases Harry
First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank Private


Date 22 October 1885 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date 31 May 1916 Age 30 years 7 months
Address at Enlistment Gammack Street, Temuka
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs C. BROWN (sister), 42 Macaulay Street, Addington, Christchurch
Religion Methodist
Medical Information Height 5 feet 9 inches. Weight 161 lbs. Chest measurement 36-39 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes blue. Hair fair. Sight - both eyes 5/5. Hearing good. Colour vision normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Teeth good. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicoele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No fits.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 17th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 25 September 1916
Embarked From Devonport, Devon, England Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date 12 June 1919 Reason On termination of period of engagement.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 21 September 1971 Age 85 years
Place of Death Timaru
Notices Timaru Herald, 22 September 1971
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 155, Plot 53
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Henry Herbert Hooper, known as Harry, was the son of John and Hannah Maria Hooper of Temuka. On 28 June 1921 at arrowtown Henry married Margaret Jane Cosgrove. Henry and Margaret probably met when Margaret was residing with relatives at the Wolseley Hotel at Winchester. They had no family but at times welcomed a sister and nieces of Margaret. Indeed, one of Margaret's nieces remained a close relationship and was the next-of-kin for Harry when he died. Margaret predeceased Henry by nearly twenty years and is buried in the Timaru Cemetery with her sister.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [01 January 2017]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5541 0056431) [06 January 2017]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru istrict Council) [01 January 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [01 January 2017]; personal family research (many years ago); NZ Electoral Rolls (microfiche records held by South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [many years ago]; Timaru Herald, 22 September 1971 (Timaru District Library) [many years ago]

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