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Edward George HUNT

Regimental number5115
Place of birthNyngan New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address42 Durblane Street, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinSister, Mrs. S.H. Tipping, 29 Sydney Street, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For meritorious service and devotion to duty. During the operations at POLYGON WOOD, Eat of YPRES, September 1917, Corporal HUNT was in charge of the advanced Brigade ammunition dump in GLENCORSE WOOD, which came under the enemys barrage line. During the whole of the battle he behaved in the most gallant manner, extinguishing the burning dump on two occasions and leading and directing the supplies of ammunition being pushed forward through very heavy shell fire. It was owing to his intimate knowledge of the forward routes and his extreme coolness under fire, that the supply to the advanced Companies was maintained throughout the earlier and most severe portion of the fighting.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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