RHOOK, Archibald Alfred

NAME:  Archibald Alfred RHOOK               

SERVICE NO:  3884

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1889

PLACE OF BIRTH:  Tyrendarra

DATE OF ENLISTMENT: 22 July 1915

PLACE OF ENLISTMENT:  Melbourne

AGE AT ENLISTMENT:  25

UNIT: 46th Battalion (late 14th Battalion)

EMBARKED:  23 November 1915

TROOP SHIP:  HMAT A40 Ceramic

FATE: Returned to Australia – 8 April 1919 

Archibald Alfred RHOOK. Image Courtesy of the Australian War Memorial. Image no. DA12049https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/DA12049/

Archibald Alfred RHOOK. Image Courtesy of the Australian War Memorial. Image no. DA12049https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/DA12049/

 

Archibald Alfred Rhook was born at Tyrendarra in 1889 to Matthew Charles Rhook and Elizabeth Jane Quick.  By the early 1890s the Rhooks, a large family, had moved to Hamilton.

On 22 July 1915 at the age of twenty-five, Archie Rhook enlisted in Melbourne and sailed on the HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915 with the 14th Battalion. At the time of Archie’s enlistment, the Rhook family were living in Eversley Street, Hamilton.

By March 1916, Archie was in the Middle East and transferred to the 46th Battalion receiving a promotion to Lance Corporal soon after. The 46th Battalion moved to France and in October 1917, Archie was wounded.  After a few months in hospital, Archie returned to his battalion only to be shot in the knee on 3 June, 1918. He was evacuated to England and spent time at the Weymouth Depot before returning to Australia on 8 April 1919.

By 1931, Archie had married and was living at 28 Moore Street Hamilton with his wife Annie.  They went on to have two children. Archibald Alfred Rhook passed away on 4 July 1960 aged seventy.

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GRAVE OF ARCHIBALD ALFRED RHOOK AND HIS WIFE ANNE. OLD HAMILTON CEMETERY.

ONLINE RESOURCES

Australian War Memorial – WW1 Embarkation Roll – Archibald Alfred RHOOK

Discovering Anzacs – WW1 Service Record – Archibald Alfred RHOOK

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  1. Hi my grandfather James J McElgunn was from Penshurst, and in May 1916, enlisted in St Kilda. He formed part of the 13th light horse, fighting in France. His trooper number was 1259. Wondering if there are any photos of him anywhere ?? I have searched long and hard for just a simple pic of him
    In uniform.

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