war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


George Alexander HOOKER.

Attestation of
No. 5576 – George Alexander Hooker – Kings Royal Regiment.
Born Dover, Kent.
Age 14.
Attended the Duke of Yorks Military School.
Enlisted 10 October 1903 London, for training as a tailor for the 4th Battn.
Killed in action – field – France – 2 March 1915, age 26

Parents; John William Hooker 1846 - & Elizabeth Ann Sainsbury 1860 –
Birth; 1889, Dover, Kent

1891 census at Freemason’s Tavern, St. Margaret’s Moses, Canterbury, Kent.
John W. Hooker age 45, occupation, manager, music hall, Freemason’s Tavern, born
Brighton, Sussex.
Elizabeth A. age 29, born Aldershot Hampshire..
Elizabeth Rose age 14, born Devonport Devonshire.
John W. age 10, born Dover, Kent.
Harriett M. age 7, born Kohstadt, S. Africa.
Edith age 5, born King William Town, S. Africa.
Ethel age 3, born Dover, Kent.
George A. age 1, Dover, Kent.
Percy M. age 5 months, born Canterbury

1901 census at Duke of Yorks Royal Military Asylum, Chelsea, London.
George Alexander Hooker – schoolboy – age 11 – born Dover, Kent

John William HOOKER.
Parents; John William Hooker – 1846- & Elizabeth Ann Sainsbury – 1860.
Birth; 1881 in Dover, Kent.
Death; 02 April 1918 in France and Flanders, age 37

1881 census at Thirty-Second Regiment Light Infantry – Aldershot, Hampshire.
Hooker John age 35, Bugle – Major – born Brighton, Sussex.
Elizabeth age 20, born Aldershot Hampshire.
Elizabeth Rose age 2, born Devonport, Devon.
John William, age 3 months born Dover, Kent


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