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John HUNTER

Regimental number6673
Place of birthLeicester England
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationElectrician
Address'Elswick', Broad Road, Randwick, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hunter, 80 Melbourne Road, Leicester, England
Enlistment date5 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name7th Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 11 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


For conspicuous gallantry by remaining and successfully completing the destruction of enemy wire allotted to him under heavy enemy fire.
Recommendation date: 25 April 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations of the enemy wire on the night of 23rd /24th April 1917, No. 6673 Sapper HUNTER, showed great gallantry by remaining and successfully completing the task of destroying the portion of the enemy wire allotted to him, though continually subjected to heavy bombing and fire from rifle grenades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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