Lieutenant R. J. M. Hooper was the only son of Mr. J. Hooper, of Princes-street, Alberton. He was one of the youngest lieutenants to leave for the front, and was but 20 years of age at the time he was killed. He was educated at the Alberton State school. He was a zealous soldier, and took a keen interest in military training even whilst at school.
The death of his mother shortly before the outbreak of the war influenced him largely in deciding to go to the front. He was a chorister of St. Paul's, Port Adelaide, and was prepared for confirmation in the ....(missing text)
..... liams, rector of St. Paul's, who was asked to break the sad news of his death to his father on Tuesday evening. Lieutenant Hooper was killed in action at the Dardanelles between April 25 and 28.
1915 "LIEUTENANT HOOPER.', Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), 8 May, p. 38, viewed 21 September, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89145199