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Percy HUNT

Regimental number2073
Date of birth6 March 1894
Place of birthOldbury, Moss Vale, New South Wales
SchoolEast Minto School, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressRichmond River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Herbert Hunt, Delelvin, Coraki, Richmond River, New South Wales
Previous military service2nd Infantry; One year in the Cadets; three years Militia, 12th Infantry.
Enlistment date22 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919
Discharge date28 November 1919
Family/military connections7242 Private Walter HUNT, 15th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement, returned to Australia 13 December 1918.
Other details

War Service: Marched in to 11th Training Battalion, Durrington Camp, from overseas 16 November 1916; sick to Fargo hospital, 19 December 1916; marched in to Training Battalion 1 Janury 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France ex 11th Training Battalion per SS 'Invicta' from Folkestone; taken on strength of 41st Battalion. Granted leave to England 16 January 1918; rejoined battalion 16 February 1918.

Wounded (gas) 23 July 1918; admitted to 49th Casualty Clearing Station; sent to Rest Camp, 6 August 1918; rejoined battalion 10 August 1918. Granted leave to England 2 January 1919, rejoined battalion 15 February 1919; granted leave with pay from 31 March 1919 to 1 July 1919 to train as a Motor Mechanic at a Motor Training Garage, London.

Returned to Australia per HT 'Anchises', embarked 22 August 1919, disembarked 13 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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Date of death6 January 1970
Place of burialMt. Thompson Crematorium and Memorial Gardens, Holland Park, Brisbane, Queensland.

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