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Robert HUNTER

Regimental number21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
Address83 Clancy Street, Boulder, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Hunter, 83 Clancy Street, Boulder, Western Australia
Enlistment date15 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A10 Karroo on 20 October 1914
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 27 September 1917

FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the attack on Chuignee and Chuignolles on 23rd August 1918. He organized and maintained the brigade communications during the advance of 3 miles over fire swept ground, and in spite of gas and machine gun fire kept his report centre close behind the attacking line, and sent back information with a minimum of delay. Owing to the early information the brigade obtained through his efforts, the first success was extended for more than a mile with corresponding increase of prisoners and captured material.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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