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Son of Terah and Mary of The Lodge, Risley and husband of Emily Dorothy nee Thirlby of Risley, married 23 June 1915 at All Saints church, Risley.
28 Oct 1918
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7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Major Basil Terah Hooley, M.C., 7th Battalion (Robin Hood Rifles) Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, died 28th October 1918. Gazetted 2nd Lieutenant, 4th March 1915 into the Robin Hood Rifles; Lieutenant, 3rd October 1915; transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 24th August 1916; transferred to the Tank Corps 30th November 1916; temp. Captain 25th May 1917; acting Major 17th May 1918. The citation for his Military Cross was published in the ‘London Gazette’ 11th November 1918: “For conspicuous gallantry while commanding a company of Tanks in action. In spite of heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, he kept in close touch with the tanks, supervising and directing them with the utmost judgment and decision. His able handling enabled the infantry to reach their objective at the expense of very few casualties.” Above information courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
See: derbyshirewarmemorials.wikispaces.com/BASIL+T.+HOOLEY.+M.C. Obituary Nottingham Evening Post 28 October 1918: HOOLEY on the 28th inst. at Risley Lodge near Derby of pneumonia, Major Basil Terah Hooley MC, Tank Corps (sic), husband of Emily Dorothy Hooley (nee Thirlby) and youngest son of Mr and Mrs T Hooley, age 26 years. Risley (All Saints) Churchyard Inscription on grave stone: In Affectionate Memory of Basil Terah Hooley, M.C., Major. 7th Sherwood Foresters and Tank Corps, Died while on leave from the front October 28 1918, Aged 26 years. Loyal to his God, his King, and his Country.
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