Born: 1887, Shenley, Hertfordshire.

Baptised: 13th October 1887, at Shenley, Hertfordshire. Parents: Richard & Anne Hooper.

Died: 19th November 1918; age: 31; Died of Pneumonia at Ipswich Military Hospital. Served nearly 3 years

Residence: 73a, Graham Road, Wealdstone, Middlesex.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 325751.

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 2/8th Cyclist Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1891   ‘The Paddock’ Harris Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire.


Edgar was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Richard Hooper, 31, an Organist & Music Teacher, born Martock, Somerset.

Sarah Ann Hooper (nee Lee), 30, born Kennington, London.

Richard Ernest Hooper, 5, born Shenley.

Grace Hooper, 7, born Shenley.


1901   ‘The Paddock’ Harris Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire.


Edgar was 13 years old, a Shoemaker’s Apprentice. He was living with his father & siblings.

Richard, 41, an Assistant Overseer of the Poor.

Richard, 15, a Carter on Farm.

Grace, 11.

David Hooper, 9, born Shenley.

Amy Hooper, 7, born Shenley.


In 1901, Frank’s mother and brother were away from the family home. They were visitors at 189, Oxford Street, Mile End, London, to 32 year old, Annie Clark, a Housekeeper & Cook. Sarah was 40 years old, and Herbert Hooper was 3 years old.


1911   51, Verulam Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire.


Frank was 23 years old, a Harness Maker. He was a boarder at the home of 31 year old, Albert Frederick Wilkins, a Harness Maker, and his young family.


Frank’s mother, Sarah Ann Hooper died 1902.


Frank’s father, Richard (Dick) was St. Martin’s Church, Shenley’s organist, rate collector, assistant overseer, clerk of the school board and attendance officer.


Probate to Richard Hooper, an Assistant Overseer.


Soldiers’ Effects to Richard Hooper – father.


Edgar is also remembered on the war memorial at Shenley, Hertfordshire.


Photograph courtesy of Rachel.


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