Hooper Frank Arthur Gunner 1114052

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Name Hooper Frank Arthur
Army number 1114052
Rank Gunner
Decorations None beyond Service Awards as far as is known.
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age Age at death not yet known.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Artillery 3/1/1941. Posted to 285 Anti-Tank Battery, Royal Artillery. Posted to the 55th Anti-Tank Regiment 14/2/1941. Posted to the 4th Reserve Anti-Tank Regiment 6/5/1941. Posted to 125th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery 21/6/1941. Converted to 125th Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery (card entry suggests 10/7/1941). Posted overseas. Served Malaya. Posted Missing 15/2/1942 (date of the surrender of Singapore). Taken Prisoner of War. Recovered from Japanese PoW Camp and in Allied hands 13/9/1945. Posted X List (8) (B) India 25/9/1945. Posted Y List Jap 24/11/1945 on return to the UK. Y Release 7/1/1946. Relegated to the Z/T Reserve 26/4/1946. Demobilised. 118/Records/53 Discharged from the Reserve under TA Regulations para 234 (ii) 24/10/1953. Documents to the North East Library.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Gunner.
Joined Brigade
Promotions Not so far as is known.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes. Captured Singapore 15/2/1942.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address c/o 71 Senrab Street, Stepney, London E1.
Source table

Much of the above information was obtained from the Royal Artillery Tracer Card on this soldier held on Ancestry.co.uk