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Soldier profiles

Name : HOOPER, GEORGE ROBERT
Service Number : VX23639
Date of Birth : 31/08/1917
Place of Birth : BENALLA, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : FARMER
Date of Enlistment : 07/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : DEVENISH, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : HOOPER, THOMAS
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : D COMPANY (SYRIA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 12/10/1943
Age at Death : 26
Community Roll of Honour : DEVENISH (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A8. C. 17. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : JAVA
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : 12/10/1943 / MALARIA, NUTRITIONAL EDEMA, DIARRHEA / 55 KILO CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : 55 KILO (BURMA)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial Death Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6226668 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   VX23639Death notice (The Argus 09/09/1944),   In memoriam (The Argus 09/09/1944),   2/2nd Pioneer 2003 Annual Shrine Pilgrimage

Background : Son of Thomas James Hooper and Rachel Wise Hooper, of Devenish, Victoria, Australia. Nephew of Maud and Bill McClelland. Cousin of Gordon and Donald.