Robert James Mansfield Hooper
Units Served: 76th (Hindmarsh) Infantry and the 10th Battalion.
Personal Details: Robert Hooper was born on July 11th 1895 at Kapunda, South Australia and grew up at Alberton. He passed 6th class at Alberton Public School and then passed commercial class South Australia, School of Mines.
Enlistment Details: Lieutenant Hooper received his first commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 76th (Hindmarsh) Infantry on August 1st 1913. He was appointed to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the 10th Battalion on August 19th 1914.
Details about his role in the War: He embarked for Egypt on October 20th 1914 for further training before the historic Gallipoli Landing.
He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on February 1st 1915.
On the 25th April 1915 he landed at ANZAC Cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula and was killed shortly after.
Age at Death: 20
Memorial Details: Robert Hooper is buried in Grave 14, Row E at the 4th Battalion Parade Ground, ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli.
Interesting Material: Robert’s death date had an emotional impact on his family, as there was some confusing about his correct death date. There was also a hold up of Robert’s life insurance, which caused some resentment towards the Australian Army from Roberts father, James Hooper.