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William John HOOPER

Regimental number2665
Place of birthBendigo Vic
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressCampbell Street, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Hooper, Campbell Street, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Conspicuous gallantry and endurance as runner and guide throughout operations. (Pozieres)'
Recommendation date: 4 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'These soldiers [HOOPER, 502 F. BROWN, 2637 A.L. FOLEY, 2275 W. JACKSON] distinguished themselves by conspicuous gallantry and endurance as runners and guides throughout the POZIERES operations on 26th August, 1916. They carried their messages without delay, regardless of the nature of the fire to be traversed, and by the shortest routes. Their work has been most valuable in maintaining communication between the Companeis and Headquarters.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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