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John Edmonds Hooper

Ashburton War Memorial. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003. - Image has All Rights Reserved

Ashburton War Memorial. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003. - Image has All Rights Reserved

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Edmonds AWMM
  • Surname
    Hooper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    26641 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Pukehuia, Dargaville, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs S.H. Hooper (mother), Rakaia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    26641 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    Italy, Europe AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died whilst a Prisoner of War AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Guy Francis and Sophia Hamilton Hooper, of Mitcham, Canterbury

    Died in prisoner-of-war camp in Italy.

    Remembered on the Ashburton War Memorial. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 December 1943 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ancona War Cemetery, Italy AWMM I. K. 9. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Ashburton War Memorial, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
    • Upper Wairoa District War Memorial (1939-45), Tangiteroria, Northland AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Remembered by a nephew, too young to recall any meeting
    Public - David Martin - Other Relative - 4 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2068206
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 222 AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
04 April 2015David MartinWellington, New ZealandOther Relative
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