Tuesday 3 November 2009

Lance-Corporal Grant Alexander Hooper

Born on 23 January 1895 in Credelon, Ontario - son of Adolphus Hooper, Hay, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Exeter, Ontario, trade as mechanic, single, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 8 inches, chest of 40 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, dark hair.

Joined the 161st Battalion, CEF, in Exeter, Ontario, on 19 January 1916 (number 654283) - taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 29 November 1916 - wounded on 7 March 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 - rejoined the 58th Battalion on 9 September 1918 - wounded on 29 September 1918.

Awarded the Military Medal.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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