John Clement Hooke

 Name   John Clement Hooke

Number    Private 1212 

Battalion      14th Battalion     

Place of Birth   Kensington London

Next of Kin   Mr.  James Hooke Bishopsgate London

Date and place of enlistment   Leongatha 10/11/1914

Physical details on enlistment.  Age 35 years 6 months, 5’ 6 ¾ “, 11 stone 3 pounds, hazel eyes and light brown hair.

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   Labourer

Date and place of death

He died of illness in Cairo Egypt on 7/3/1915

Location of grave or memorial

Cairo War Memorial Cemetery Cairo Egypt

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He enlisted in Leongatha

 Military History

  • He attended Hurst Pier Point School , Sussex, England
  • Place of Association Auburn
  • 10/11/14 He enlisted in Leongatha
  • 22/12/1914 He embarked Melbourne on the HMAT Ulysses
  • He spent 11 years in the Rifle Brigade in UK
  • He served in the Boer War in South Africa.. Held South African Medal Cape Colony. He was an excellent rifle shot and won many prizes for shooting.
  • His brother U. L. Hooke Lt Col. 7th Queens Royal West Surrey Regt. He was killed in France on 21/6/17.
  • His family received John’s medals.

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