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George Hooper

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  H_026. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel H_026. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    • George AWMM
    • George Apanui Public - raihania - Direct descendant - 23 June 2016 - George is an younger brother to our Mother
  • Surname
    Hooper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    65493 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
    • Iwi Māori AWMM
    • Ngati Porou Public - raihania - Direct descendant - 23 June 2016 - Family
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    2 Sept 1917 Public - raihania - Direct descendant - 23 June 2016 - Family
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of Walter Hooper and of Ngatai Hooper (nee Parapara), of Te Araroa. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 December 2015 - Research
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Rewutu Station, Hick's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
    • Should be Rewetu Station Public - raihania - Direct descendant - 23 June 2016 - Family
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr W. Hooper (father), Te Araroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    65493 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • George Hooper was the son of Walter Haoper and of Ngatai Hooper (nee Parapara), of Te Araroa, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Private George Hooper's name appears on the Hinerupe Marae War Memorial, his Regt No. given on this memorial (65495) is incorrect - the correct # is 65493 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 January 2016 - Research

Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's War Memorial, Gisborne
    Hinerupe Marae's War Memorial, Te Araroa Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 30 December 2015 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 166 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
      Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
23 June 2016raihaniahastingsDirect descendant
04 January 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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