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Son Of James And Kate Hooman, Of 11, Skinner St., Creswell, Mansfield, Notts.
30 Apr 1917
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Lance Sergeant
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Lance Sergeant James Victor Hooman, 2nd Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, was killed in action on 30th April 1917. He is buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Loos.
Article published 25th May 1917 in the Belper News :- “The news of the death action France of Lance-Sergeant James Victor Hooman, Notts. and Derbys., only son of Mr and Mrs J. Hooman, 11 Skinner Street, Creswell, will be received with keen regret by the many friends of the family. Twenty-eight years of age and single, the gallant N.C.O. came of an old fighting stock, his father having served in the Royal Navy and fought in the Egyptian War, while his paternal grandfather saw service in the Crimea. His uncle also fought in the Boer and was wounded. Anxious to add fresh lustre to the laurels already won on the battlefield by his ancestors, the deceased enlisted in November, 1914, and had been France over two-and-a half years. He had seen much fighting and was wounded in the left arm at the battle of Hooge, for which he was treated in a hospital at Tonbridge Wells. One of his biggest pals in France was Pte. Levi Squires, of Hodthorpe, an account of whose death and funeral appears in this issue. Deceased had worked at the Creswell Colliery since boyhood. The official news of his death reached Mrs. Norman, Common End, Creswell. last week. The anxious parents communicated with the Records Office, from whom a reply was received on Wednesday morning [23rd May 1917] stating that Sergt. was killed in action on April 30th.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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