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Vincent Michael Albert HUNT

Regimental number636
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPlumber
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 3.125"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Hunt, 26 Susanville Road, Clontiffe Road, Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 October 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 13, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll536
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date8 April 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 11 May 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 July 1917, and marched in to 13th Training Bn, Codford. Admitted to Group Hospital, Codford, 3 October 1917 (influenza); marched in to 13th Training Bn from hospital, 13 October 1917. Marched in to Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 27 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 January 1918; taken on strength, 24th Machine Gun Company, 3 February 1918. Unit designation changed to 4th Machine Gun Bn, 1 April 1918.

Wounded in action, 19 August 1918 (gas), and admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance and thence to 55th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred by Ambulance Train, 21 August 1918, and admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 22 August 1918; to England, 29 August 1918, and admitted to Kitchener Military Hospital, Brighton, 30 August 1918. Discharged from hospital, 17 September 1918; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 18 September 1918.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, 10 October 1918. Found guilty, 12 October 1918, of being absent without leave from 2359, 9 October, to 1700, 10 October 1918: awarded forfeiture of 1 day's pay; forfeited total of 2 days' pay.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 16 November 1918; marched out to Machine Gun Training Depot, 2 December 1918.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 13 September 1919; E/R Corporal, 1 December 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Cap Verde', 5 January 1920; disembarked Sydney, 29 February 1920; discharged, Brisbane, 8 April 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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