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Robert James Mansfield HOOPER

Date of birth11 July 1895
Place of birthHare Street, Kapunda, South Australia
SchoolLe Fevre Peninsula School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressPrince Street, Alberton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8.75"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Hooper, Prince Street, Alberton, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in 77th Bn, Senior Cadets; 13 months in 76th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces (8 months as OC, E Company).
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name10th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Took great interest in Y.M.C.A. work and was a member of Bible classes.'
FateKilled in Action 27 April 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of death incorrectly recorded on Nominal Roll as 27 May 1915.
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death20.9
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burial4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery (Row E, Grave No 14), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
59
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Louisa HOOPER, 'St Clair', Prince Street, Alberton, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

In reply to formal notification of his son being granted a temporary appointment as 2nd Lieutenant in the regular Forces of the British Army, his father replied, 2 September 1918: 'I must than His Majesty Our Gracious King for his very thoughtful act in bestowing the above mentioned Commission on my dear boy who said he would die a Britisher.'

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