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    Richard James HOOPER
    Regimental number		1951
    Place of birth			Ben Lomand, New South Wales
    Religion			Methodist
    Occupation			Farmer
    Address				Duri via Tamworth, New South Wales
    Marital status			Single
    Age at embarkation		28.9
    Height				5' 8"
    Weight				132 lbs
    Next of kin			Mother, Mrs E E Hooper, Duri via Tamworth, New South Wales
    Previous military service	Nil
    Enlistment date			20 June 1915
    Place of enlistment		Sydney, New South Wales
    Rank on enlistment		Private
    Unit name			17th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
    AWM Embarkation Roll number	23/34/2
    Embarkation details		Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54
    				Runic on 9 August 1915
    Rank from Nominal Roll		Driver
    Unit from Nominal Roll		17th Battalion
    Fate	Returned to Australia	7 July 1919
    Discharge date			20 December 1919
    Other details	
    War service:			Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
    Embarked Egypt to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 October 1915.
    Taken on strength, 17th Bn, Gallipoli, 12 October 1915.
    Admitted to HS 'Carisbrook Castle', 8 January 1916 (jaundice); transferred to 21st General
    Hospital, Alexandria, 11 January 1916 (dysentery); to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, 
    Heliopolis, 12 January 1916; discharged to duty same day.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked
    Marseilles, France, 23 March 1916.
    Mustered as Driver, 21 July 1918.
    On leave to United Kingdom, 24 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 11 September 1918.
    Marched out to England, 19 March 1919.
    Granted leave from 20 March to 28 May 1919 (Non-Military Employment: shearing machines,
    Wolseley Co., Birmingham).
    Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Chemnitz', 7 July 1919; admitted to ship's 
    hospital at sea, 14 July 1919 (not yet diadnosed); discharged to duty, 19 July 129219 
    (catarrh); disembarked Sydney, 9 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 
    Sydney, 20 December 1919.
    Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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