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John Jacob STOOPS

Regimental number51187
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
AddressNewcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S. Stoops, 82 Morgan Street, Merewether, New South Wales
Previous military service16th Infantry (2 years)
Enlistment date22 January 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 January 1918
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st to 15th (NSW) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Feldmarschall on 19 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of disease 20 October 1918
Place of burialSutton Veny (St. John) Churchyard (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. II), Wiltshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: England.

Embarked Sydney, 19 June 1918.

Found guilty, 2 July 1918, of disobedience of orders in that he congregated with the crew in contravention of Routine Orders: awarded 7 days' Confined to Barracks.

Disembarked, London, England, 26 August 1918; marched into 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veny, 26 August 1918, and allotted to 2nd Bn reinforcements the same day.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, 13 October 1918 (influenza); transferred to Sutton Veny Military Hospital, 16 October 1918 (pneumonia, seriously ill).

Died, Sutton Veny Military Hospital, 20 October 1918 (influenza, and pneumonia).

Buried, St John the Evangelist Churchyard, 25 October 1918.

Medal: British War Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, STOOPS John Jacob

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