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St Peter Powick

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Charles Winsmore Hooper Captain Highland Light Infantry

Born 3 December 1890 Killed in action at the Battle of Loos, France 25 September 1915

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St Peter Powick

Worcestershire

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Charles Winsmore

Hooper

3rd December 1890

Powick, Worcestershire

25th September 1915

Killed in action at Givenchy during the Battle of Loos. Captain Hooper's Company led the attack and made it successfully into the first line of the German trenches. When they got into the second line, the Germans forced them back as their grenades failed to light and they ended up being pushed back to their original lines. Casualties were 8 officers and 321 other ranks. This also happened on the HLI's left and right.

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Loos Memorial, France

First World War

Captain

2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry

B Company

Mentioned in Despatches

His brother Geoffroy is also remembered on this memorial - he was in the Royal Navy and died in Hong Kong in 1923

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