William Hooper

William Hooper was born in Penarth in 1891 and was the husband of Elsie Caroline Hooper, of 34, Maughan St., Penarth. In 1911 he was probably boarder at 12 Station Road, Trealaw, Rhondda and working as a Booking Clerk on the railway. William Hooper married Elsie C Lewis in Cardiff in 1917. Muriel E Hooper (mother’s maiden name Lewis) was born in Cardiff in 1918. William served in 1st Battalion. attached. 1st/5th Battalion, the South Staffordshire Regiment. He was killed in action on 3rd October 1918 or 7th October 1918 leading his men in a charge which resulted in a victory. He was aged 26 and is buried at V. B. 22., Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension. William is also commemorated on grave E579 in Penarth Cemetery. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.