Their bodies are buried in peace; but their names liveth for evermore.
Their Duty Done
A tribute to the men and women of the East Gippsland Region who Died as a result of their participation in World War One : 1914 - 1919
378 Private Basil John Hooper - Orbost Killed in Action 25 April 1915
….. had been a volunteer cadet
Private Basil Hooper was the youngest son of Guy and Mary and was born at Orbost. After his parents’ death, went to Melbourne and was educated at Wesley College and then employed in a music warehouse in Melbourne. About 1911 he went to Mooroopna to work with his brother, William Roadknight Hooper, on the farm of Mr J.H. Alexander. Basil who had been a volunteer cadet, enlisted on the 24 August 1915 and was in the landing at Gallipoli when he was killed in action. It is not clear if he died on the 25 or 26 April 1915. He was 20 years old. He was buried by the 14 th  Battalion at No. 2 Outpost Cemetery and remembered today on memorials in Bairnsdale and Orbost. Basil’s brother, William, also enlisted after the death of his brother and he too, lost his life.
Basil Hooper’s grave at No. 2 Outpost Cemetery