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William Henry HUNT

Regimental number3357
Place of birthPortland, Victoria
SchoolDumbald State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCaramut, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 7.5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jane C Hunt, Caramut, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death39
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 15), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs TEMPLETON (formerly HUNT) and Mr H. TEMPLETON (step-father); husband of J.C. HUNT. Native of Portland, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 17 January 1916 (pyrexia: severe), and transferred same day to Ras-el-Tin Convalescent Hospital, Alexandria (bronchitis); discharged to duty, 29 January 1916.

Allotted to and proceeded to join 59th Bn, 26 February 1916, and reverted to the ranks on joining the Bn.

Promoted Sergeant, Duntroon Plateau, 4 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried in No Man's Land approx at 5J90.43 to 5K0251 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUNT William Henry

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