HOOKE, Arthur Joseph Foden
(Service number 34556)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 19 September 1893 Place of Birth Wellington

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Fire Station, Timaru
Occupation Bootmaker
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin W. HOOKE (father), Bootmaker, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements, G Company
Date 30 December 1916
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 24 August 1964 Age 70 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 140, Plot 249
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Arthur Joseph Foden Hooke was born on 19 September 1893 at Wellington, the third son of William and Ada (née Foden) Hooke, both of whom came from England. The family moved from Wellington to Timaru in 1912. He left as part of South Canterbury's quota for the 20th Reinforcements by the second express north on 23 August 1916. Prior to leaving the men were entertained at the Stafford Tea Rooms by the Ladies Committee of the South Canterbury Patriotic War Relief Society. The men assembled at the Drill Shed to be addressed by the Mayor and other dignitaries and then to march to the Railway Station, accompanied by the 2nd South Canterbury Band, Senior Cadets and Honorary Territorials. Arthur married Grace Ruby Thompson in 1920. His brother, William Thomas Hooke, also served in World War I, leaving Timaru with Arthur in 1916. Their brother, Charles, was called up in 1918.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [15 August 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [16 August 2020]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [16 August 2020]; Timaru Herald, 23 August 1916 (Papers Past) [19 December 2015]

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