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George Campbell HUNT

Regimental number153
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
SchoolNewcastle Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressNapier Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 8.75"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Agnes Hunt, Napier Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 April 1915
Place of enlistmentMaryborough, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


For conspicuous gallantry during the assault on the Hindenburg Line in rallying men and assisting in evacuating the wounded.
Recommendation date: 14 May 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted in April 1915, sailed 8th May 1915. Fought at Gallipoli, was wounded 4 times. Won the DCM 1917. Loved by all who knew him.
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name George Campbell
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot IX, Row A, Grave No. 22), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
94
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of George HUNT; husband of Agnes HUNT, Napier Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon forward in an attack with great coolness and courage, and although twice wounded assisted to evacuate the wounded, resuming his command after his own wounds had been dressed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 29 August 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, ex-Mudros, 27 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 24 May 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 24 May 1916.

Wounded in action, 31 July 1916, and admitted to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (shrapnel wound, left chest); to No 2 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Outreau, 2 August 1916; to England, 16 August 1916; to Napsbury Hospital, St Albans, 16 August 1916; discharged to furlough, date not stated; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 9 November 1916, and classified 'A'.

Marched into 6th Training Bn, 10 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 5 December 1916.

Rejoined 21st Bn, 28 December 1916.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 15 February 1917.

Evacuated to hospital, 17 March 1917, and reverts to the rank of Corporal on being evacuated; admitted to No 6 Australian Field Ambulance, 17 March 1917 (deafness); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 17 March 1917; to No 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Doullens, 17 March 1917; discharged, 3 April 1917; rejoined unit, 5 April 1917.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 5 April 1917.

Promoted Sergeant, 5 April 1917.

Deatched to duty with 6th Training Bn, 15 July 1917; marched into 6th Training Bn, Rollestone, England, 15 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 October 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 4 October 1917.

Rejoined 21st Bn, 7 October 1917.

Promoted Temporary Company Sergeant Major, 14 October 1917.

Promoted Company Sergeant Major, 3 November 1917.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUNT George Campbell

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