The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

 Lance Sergeant F W Hooper


Lance Serjeant Francis William HOOPER,  G/23598, "A" Company, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (formerly G/20831, Middlesex Regiment), killed in action, Flanders France, 12th October 1917, age 20.

Born 10th November 1897, Mauritius / St Judes, Plymouth, Devon, son of Francis Robert Hooper, (Sergeant Major Army Ordnance Corps),  and Jessie Maud Hooper, of 1, Vicarage Park, Plumstead, London / 110 Knithton Road, Plymouth, Devon.

Educated Mr Hann's Dockyard Preparation School, Plymouth, Devon.

Enlisted October 1915, Plymouth, Devon. Formerly Apprentice shipwright, H.M. Dockyard, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon.

Trained at Shoreham, Sussex, became Musketry Instructor; served with the Expeditionary Force in France & Flanders from 16th November 1916; underwent a course on Lewis Gunnery; presented with a parchment & scroll by the General commanding his Division for gallant conduct & devotion to duty during operations at Cherisy on the 3rd May 1917 & was also commended again for the handling of a Lewis Gun on the Field.


Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Belgium.

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