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Herbert John HUNT

Regimental number2898
Place of birthStreatham, London
ReligionCongregational
OccupationOrderly
AddressBattle Street, Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J Hunt, Battle Street, Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 19 April 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialCerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. I), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
176
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Eliza HUNT, 8 Duke Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He fought his machine guns with great gallantry, and rendered invaluable assistance throughout the operations. He set a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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

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