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Albert Victor HUNTER

Regimental number1677
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, Samuel Robert Hunter, Hunterville, Kelvin Parade, Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 July 1916
Place of enlistmentArmidale, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameCamel Corps November 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number11/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 12 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
FateDischarged 24 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date24 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Taken on strength, 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, from Isolation Camp, 16 February 1917; transferred to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 17 February 1917.

Attached for duty to 4th Light Horse Brigade Headquarters, Ferry Post, 25 February 1917. Taken on strength, 12th Light Horse Regiment, El Arish, 3 April 1917. Detached to Divisional Headquarters, Belah, 8 February 1918; rejoined Regiment, 23 February 1918.

Admitted to Rest Camp, Port Said, 26 February 1918; rejoined Regiment, 10 March 1918.

Admitted to 65th Casualty Clearing Station, Jerusalem, 17 May 1918 (anaemia); transferred to 75th Casualty Clearing Station, 17-18 May 1918; to 47th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 18 May 1918; to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 29 May 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 30 May 1918; to Divisional Rest Camp, 16 August 1918; to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 1 September 1918; to 12th Light Horse Regiment, 5 October 1918; rejoined Regiment, 27 October 1918.

Embarked on board HT 'Caledonia' from Port Said for United Kingdom leave, 1 May 1919.

Discharged in London (demobilised), 24 July 1919.

Total war service: 3 years 37 days (of which 2 years 231 days were abroad)

Father wrote to GOC, AIF, London, 15 June 1919, requesting his son's discharge: 'He is presently under age, being 20 years & 5 months old, having enlisted at the age of 17 without my permission. '

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 September 1954

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