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Geoffrey Isles HUNTER

Regimental number3077
Place of birthChelsea England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressAlbany, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinAunt, Mrs Maude Jarvis, Westcourt, Marnhill, Dorset, England
Enlistment date3 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 29 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateDischarged 1 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 29th September, 1918 during operations South of BONY, the Battalion met very strong enemy opposition in the Hindenburg Support line. Private HUNTER who was on the left flank of his Company was first to see the enemy and passed down information as to his disposition. He then pressed ahead of the other men and when within a very few yards of the enemy established a bombing post. He was wounded but would not leave his post. After killing many of the enemy he again went forward and mopped up 50 yards of trench wiping out the position, which allowed the advance to continue.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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