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John Ulrich HOOD

Regimental number1087
Place of birthGlenelg, South Australia
SchoolPrince Alfred College, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Addressc/o G M Nunn, surveyor, Claremont, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinWife, Mrs Matilda Hood, c/o Mrs Jackson, Forest Lodge, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNew South Wales Mounted Rifles in Boer War, South Africa
Enlistment date17 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He was farming in Merriden district for some time and was President of Farmers and Settlers Association." Details from wife.
FateKilled in Action 15 October 1917
Place of death or woundingZonnebeke, Belgium
Age at death41
Age at death from cemetery records41
Place of burialPotijze chateau Grounds Cemetery (Plot II, Row G, Grave No. I), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
173
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary HOOD; husband of Matilda HOOD, 56 Morehead Street, Redfern, New South Wales. Native of Glenelg, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: Alich HOOD, MM 4th Field Ambulance. Cousin: Cpl Hubbe of South Australia, killed in action, 1917. Cousin: Cpl M Hibbe, MC MM Western Australian Battalion. Cousin: Harvey May, 11th Battalion, Western Australia.

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