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John HUNTER

Regimental number4816
Place of birthKingcarden, Scotland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
Address7 Essex Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 3"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Hunter, 7 Essex Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 October 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 14), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
165
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Proceeded to 58th Bn from 2nd Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 20 April 1916; taken on strength of 58th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 1 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on B.103, 'Buried in vicinity of Fleurbaix'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUNTER John
Red Cross file 1390813

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