Private Basil John Hooper
Private BJ Hooper (OW1908) was a member of the 3rd Field Coy. of Engineers, and was killed in action at the landing on 25 April; the first OW to die at Gallipoli.
He was sitting with his rifle between his knees as the boat approached the shore, when a bullet passed through his temples, death being instantaneous. On leaving Wesley, for some time he was employed in a city music warehouse, and for three years later was working with his brother on a farm at Mooroopna.
|First year at Wesley||1908|
|Personal information||Called Brian by LA Adamson|
|Unit enlisted||7th Battalion - Service Number 378|
|Service details||Shot in the head in boat. Service records put date at 25/26 April. Bean Vol 1 p.280 says 2nd Brigade on shore between 0530 and 0730, therefore assume 25 April.|
|Date of death||25/04/1915 - 20 years of age|
|Unit details||7th Battalion|
|Cemetery/Memorial place||No 2 Outpost Cemetery - Row E Grave 11|
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