HOOK Elden Fruen
25527 Driver, Army Service Corps, 17th Reinforcements, WWI
14560 Corporal, National Military Reserve, WWII
21143 Legion of Frontiersmen, New Zealand

British War Medal
Victory Medal
New Zealand War Service Medal

Pioneer Axe [1966]
Silver Fern [1963]
Long Service & Efficiency Medal [1945]

Born 23 May 1896 Wellington, New Zealand
Enlisted into Legion 29 August 1931
Died 29 July 1985 Auckland, New Zealand
Buried Waikumete Cemetery [Service Persons Ash Burial Area K, Row 6A, Plot 155]

Elden Fruen Hook (1896 - 1985), born in Wellington, was a stock cutter upon enlistment with the Wellington Infantry Battalion 17th Reinforcements in May 1916 and served in France and Belgium. In WWII he voluntarily enlisted with the National Military Reserve in Sept 1939, but discharged later that month.  He was member of the Legion of Frontiersman, a voluntary service organisation, and awarded the Long Service & Efficiency Medal in 1945, the Silver Fern in 1963 & the Pioneer Axe in 1966.
Behobeho          East Africa 1915 - 1917          Nyangao          Kilimanjaro          Great War 1917          Belgium 1914 -18
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