Bromley War Memorial

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Hector McDonald Hooper

30/12/1899 - 28/04/1920
CWGC Cemetery: Bromley Hill Cemetery

Last known address in Bromley: 23 Hawksworth Road

Military information

Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force
Rank: Air Mechanic 1st Class
Number: 246033

Family information

Parents: Samuel & Edith Marion Hooper (nee Prevette)
Parents' occupation: General help
Siblings: Irene, Samuel John Tossell, Elsie Elizabeth

Census information

Address: 12 York Place, Brighton
Address: 61 Simpsons Road

Extra details

Hector, born in Brighton on 30th December 1899, was the second of Samuel and Edith Marion Hooper’s four children. His trade before the war was a carpenter & joiner.

Hector enlisted in the Royal Navy on 10th January 1918. He was 5ft 6˝ins tall; had light brown hair, blue grey eyes and a fresh complexion. He was based at HMS President II, a shore ship, until he transferred to the Royal Air Force on 1st April 1918 where he trained as an Air Mechanic. He was transferred to the Reserve on 26th February 1920 and died on 28th April.

Additional photographs

Source: Bromley Hill Cemetery
Source: Bromley Hill Cemetery

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