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Herbert Ernest Michael C.
HOOPER (aka HOLDER)
591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE
adopted son of Herbert E. Holder (1874-1953) of Batheaston, Somerset, England and his wife Marjorie nee Mills [m.1939 Bath]
10 May 1944 aged 22 [His death was registered under his adoptive surname Holder]
Probate of his will was granted 28 Aug 1944 at Bath, to Herbert Ernest Holder (a gardener.)
Tidworth Military Cemetery plot F, grave No.90
Cemetery / Memorial:
13 May 1944 Newspaper Article: Old Edwardian Killed:
News has been received by Mr and Mrs H.E. Holder of Oak Gate, London Road, Batheaston, that their adopted son Sapper Herbert Ernest Hooper, of the Royal Engineers, has been killed in an accident whilst engaged in military duties in Wiltshire. He was 22 years of age.
Sapper Hooper was an old boy of King Edward's School Bath, and was an apprentice at the Somerdale Garage, Saltford before joining the Army on the outbreak of war. He was very interested in all kinds of sport. He was a member of St Saviours Church, Larkhall where a memorial service will be held on Saturday.
20 May 1944 Newspaper Article: Memorial Service for Sapper H.E. Hooper
The funeral service for Sapper Herbert Ernest Hooper RE, adopted son of Mr and Mrs H.E. Holder of Oak Gate, London Road, Batheaston, and who was killed in an accident whilst on military duty, took place at the Garrison Church, Bulford, on Saturday.
A memorial service was also held at St. Saviours Church, Bath where the deceased worshipped, and this was conducted by the Rev. G.A. Hutchison (Rector).
The mourners were the members of the family, Mrs Curtis, Miss Holder, Mrs Holder, Miss Rawlings and Mrs F Holder. Others in the congregation included the churchwardens and the parish clerk.
His grave stone in Tidworth Military Cemetery, Wiltshire.
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