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Albert John HUNT

Regimental number6722
Place of birthHay New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address95 Cavendish Street, Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Hunt, 95 Cavendish Street, Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 24.9.17 at HOOGE TUNNEL and HOOGE CRATER, during a heavy enemy bombardment of the YPRES Menin Road he displayed marked and conspicuous gallantry. He assisted in the evacuation of wounded, directing operations of his party, with complete disregard of his personal safety. He travelled between the various posts under heavy shell fire and throughout the action set a splendid example of high courage and cherry optimism to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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