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Melville Norman Pearce HOOPER

Regimental number2349
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter's labourer
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Hooper, 34 Henry Street, Stepney, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919
Discharge date10 January 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Port Denison',25 September 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 13 November 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 10 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsThird given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Pierce.
Date of death11 August 1945
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOOPER Melville Norman Pearce

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