|Place of birth
|Parkland, South Australia
|Rose Street, Mile End, South Australia
|Age at embarkation
|Next of kin
|Mother, Mrs Mary Hannah Toope, same address
|Previous military service
|Place of enlistment
|Adelaide, South Australia
|Rank on enlistment
|43rd Battalion, A Company
|AWM Embarkation Roll number
|Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll
|Unit from Nominal Roll
|Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from
|Parents: John Richard and Hannah TOOPE. Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance.
'On the 4th July, 1918, during the attack in the vicinity of HAMEL, Private TOOPE displayed fine leadership and initiative. Finding himself and a few more men cut off from their Platoons by the barrage he immediately organised them into a party and led them into HAMEL as a mopping up party. He captured several dugouts with concealed machine guns and one Officer and 20 other ranks. His leadership and personal example carried his squad on, and he set a fine example of initiative and courage during a very critical part of the attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
War service: Western Front
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orsova', 8 January 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 18 February 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 4 April 1919.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death
|Age at death
|Place of burial
|Dudley Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
|NAA: B2455, TOOPE Edric Neill