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Hugh HUNTER

Regimental number467
Place of birthWalkerston Qld
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBaker
AddressSt Sydney Street, Mackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, James Hunter, St Sydney Street, Mackay, Queensland
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 13, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Machine Gun Company
FateDied of disease 9 December 1918
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block S, Plot III, Row GG, Grave No. 10), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
176
Medals

Military Medal

near LE VERGUIER September 18th, 1918. When the Telegraph lines were cut by enemy shell fire, HUNTER brought an important message back through a heavy barrage. Later he volunteered to act as a guide for ammunition mules, and in spite of the heavy bombing and shelling, he successfully brought the ammunition through the darkness to its destination. His great cheerfulness and willingness set a splendid example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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