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William Horace HUNT

Regimental number343
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
AddressHenry Street, Plympton, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs R S Hunt, Henry Street, Plympton, South Australia
Enlistment date27 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'Gallantry and devotion to duty as Gunner. (Pozieres)'
Recommendation date: 16 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on POZIERES RIDGE on 4th/5th August, 1916. Special service with Lewis Guns. After Battalion was withdrawn he stayed and worked his gun singlehanded for 9 hours although sick and wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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