Private Edward Hooker

Service number 6532
Final Rank Private
Unit 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Edward Hooker was born in Luton, England. It is not known when he arrived in Australia, but according to his embarkation record he was working as a labourer in Sydney in 1916. He was 19 years old when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 28 June 1916. He embarked from Sydney with reinforcements to the 13th Battalion aboard HMAT Ceramic on 7 October 1916, and served on the Western Front. He was also a member of the 13th Battalion Band. He returned to Australia in July 1919.



Date of enlistment 27 June 1916
Date of embarkation 07 October 1916
Returned to Australia 12 July 1919