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Francis Thomas HOOKS

Regimental number3505
Place of birth81 Green Street, Richmond, Victoria
SchoolState School No. 1396, Brighton Street, Richmond, Victoria
Address108 Newry Street, North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, W Hooks, 4 Rosedale Avenue, Glenhuntly, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the School Cadets and Church Brigade.
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 17 May 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialMerville Community Cemetery (Plot VI, Row VI, Grave No. 44), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter adn Eleanor HOOKS, 4 Rosedale Avenue, Glenhuntly, Victoria. Native of Caulfield, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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