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Hooper, Stuart Huntly


Lieutenant-Colonel / D.A.A.G. General Staff Officer

1867 - 1915
Biography:

He was the elder son of Edmund Huntly Hooper J.P., of Shelly Hill, Christchurch, Hampshire and later Langton, Alresford, Hampshire. His mother was Lady Alice Maud Stuart, fifth daughter of the Rt Hon. Charles Knox, 4th Earl of Castlestuart. Stuart Huntly Hooper was born 20th December 1867 at Broke Hall, Marchington, Staffordshire and came to Winchester from Rev. C. Fendall's school at Windlesham.

 

In 1886 he passed into Woolwich and in the following year was gazetted to the R.H.A. From 1888 to 1894, he served in India, where he made a reputation as a horseman and polo player. Soon after his return from India he was appointed to the adjutancy of the Suffolk Artillery Militia but in 1901 retired from the service as a consequence of ill-health. In his retirement he wrote a good deal for the Press, becoming a regular contributor to 'The Times' on military subjects, and to the 'Army and Navy Gazette', of which he was appointed editor in 1910.

 

On the outbreak of war he was gazetted to the General Staff and after working for a time at the War Office under the Director of Military Operations, joined the Headquarters Staff in France as Deputy Assistant Adjutant General. Early in May 1915, he contracted a lung ailment and died at the end of that month in the Royal Free Hospital, Gray's Inn Road. He is buried in grave South 4.3 in the churchyard of St Mark's in Highcliffe.

 

Lieutenant-Colonel Hooper married in 1896 Miss Georgina Dora Elliot Lockhart and left two children, a son and daughter.


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