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Sydney Arthur HUNN

Date of birth30 October 1889
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWool buyer
Addressc/o H E Lucy, Angas Street, Kent Town, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Dorcas Elizabeth Hunn, c/o H E Lucy, Kent Town, South Australia
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Promotions

Captain


Unit: 32nd Battalion
Promotion date: 29 December 1916

Temporary MAJ


Unit: Staff HQ Australian Corps
Promotion date: 21 January 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette No. 57 (18 April 1918).
Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 21 May 1919
Medals

Croix de Guerre (France)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

MVO (4th Class)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

OBE


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, Croix de Guerre (France), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 February 1942

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