John Albert HOOKHAM

Regimental number1769
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolHornsby Public School, Hornsby, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPeats Ferry Road, Hornsby, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.8
Height5' 3"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Hookham, Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 8 months in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 March 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 March 1917
Place of death or woundingBapaume, Somme Sector, France
Age at death24
Place of burialWarlencourt British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 33), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred (b. 1858; d. 1933) and Emma (b. 1860; d. 1895) HOOKHAM
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: 5882 Pte James Wilfred Stanley SCOTT, 18th Bn, killed in action, 20 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Peak Ferry Road, Hornsby, New South Wales.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOOKHAM John Albert