|Place of birth||Colbinabbin, Victoria|
|School||Fitzroy State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, Edmund Huntley, Koondrook, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of chest measurement)|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Bendigo, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||58th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/75/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||58th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||20|
|Place of burial||Canadian Cemetery No 2 (Plot XXI, Row A, Graves Nos 2 to 4 collective), Neuville St Vaast, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Edmond and Eliza HUNTLEY, 48 Booth Street, Golden Square, Victoria|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 25 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 November 1916; marched in to 15th Training Bn, 21 November 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 30 December 1916; taken on strength, 58th Bn, in the field, 7 February 1917.
Reported missing in Action, 27 March 1917.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 31 October 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 27 March 1917'.
Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Buried invicinity of Marchies near Bapaume'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 1391007, 2561 Pte L.T.A. HOLE, 58th Bn, 15 June 1917: 'I saw him the day after he was killed, probably by shrapnel, past Marchies at the end of March. I know nothing of his burial.'
Second statement, 2390 Pte J.E. CROPLEY, A Company, 58th Bn, 30 June 1917: 'My mates who went over in a raid on the German trenches told me when they came back that they saw Huntley lying dead, shot through the head up at Morchies, near Lagnicourt on the 27th March.'
Third statement, also by Pte HOLE, 1 August 1917: 'No. 2435 Pte Huntley J.W. 58th Btn was killed in [sic] the 27th March 1917. I am certain of this as I was close by at the time and saw his body.'
Fourth statement, 2441 Pte A.E. JEFFEREYS, C Company, 58th Bn (patient, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, England), 13 August 1917: 'This man was running messages at Morchies when a shell caught him, blowing him to pieces. I was only about 50 yards away but I did not see him actually killed. He was buried at place of casualty, but I did not see the grave.'MBVOriginally listed as 'No known grave', and name recorded on the Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France. Remains discovered in an isolated grave in 1955, and reburied in Canadian Cemetery No 2.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HUNTLEY John William
Red Cross File No 1391007