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Regimental number22039
Place of birthMyrtleford Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBeechworth, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Gilchrist, Last Street, Beechworth, Victoria
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 23, Battery 107
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/133/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 8 September 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'For gallantry in action during the operations from 8th August to September 3rd, 1918, between HAMEL and CLERY on the SOMME. Bombardier MATHIESON and [25457] Gunner HOOPER are particularly keen and reliable gunners. In spite of heavy hostile fire they have manned their gun, displaying great devotion to duty and absolute disregard of personal safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 February 1970
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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