LIEUTENANT ARTHUR WELLESLEY HOOLEY MC
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS
9TH FEBRUARY 1919 AGE 24
BURIED: HUY (LA SARTE) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, LIEGE, BELGIUM
Arthur Hooley was commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps on 29 April 1915 and went to France on 25 August 1915, which entitled him to the 1915 Star. He died of accidental injuries on 9 February 1919. There is no information as to how the injuries occurred.
His father, Dr Arthur Hooley, chose his inscription. It sounds like a tribute from a letter of condolence rather than something composed by Dr Hooley himself. It also sounds like a fairly conventional tribute but it does imply that Hooley had seen active service. At some point in the war Hooley had been awarded a Military Cross (I have not been able to discover the citation), and mentioned in despatches. At the time of his death he was attached to The Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment.
However conventional the tribute, the fact that Dr Hooley used it for his son's inscription shows that it brought comfort to his family as it was intended to do.