Thomas Vincent HUNT

Regimental number1054
Place of birthKilmore, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address240 Madeline Street, Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 8.5"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinBrother, John Hunt, 240 Madeline Street, Carlton, Victoria
Previous military servicePreviously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of teeth.
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships sailed from Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C, and D: HMAT A62,'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915, and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 3), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, ex Wandilla, 7 December 1915.

Admitted to No 8 Field Hospital Serapeum, 6 February 1916 (orchitis); transferred to No 1 Casualty Clearing Station, Serapeum, 7 February 1916; to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 7 February 1916 (parotitis); to base hospital per No 4 Base Hospital Train, 8 February 1916; admitted to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 8 February 1916 (mumps); discharged to duty, 29 February 1916, and marched in Overseas Base, Ghezireh; rejoined 31st Bn, Tel el Kebir, 5 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Posted missing, 20 July 1916.

Now reported killed in action 20 July 1916 after disc transmitted from A.O.K. 6, 3 October 1916.

An undated translated letter from Germany: 'Iden: disc handed over by Intell: Officer of 6th Army H.Qrs. 17/8/16. Herewith is confirmed a Death Card according to which Australian Prisoner of War Pte. T.V. Hunt, Iden: disc 1054, of 31st Battalion, R.C., died on 20 July 1916.'

Handwritten note on the bottom of B.103 states: 'buried in the vicinity of Fleurbaix, Sh[eet] 36 NW.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsBrother's address subsequently 133 Grafton Street, Carlton, Victoria.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUNT Thomas Vincent
Red Cross File No 1390711