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William HUNTER

Regimental number2004
Place of birthClare, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42.7
Height6' 0"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinBrother, George Augustus Hunter, Noondi, Murchison, Western Australia
Previous military serviceMember, Rifle Club.
Enlistment date22 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 February 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2004
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'In an attack on a strongly fortified enemy position on the 18th September 1918, this N.C.O. was in charge of a section of Dummy Tanks. The advance to the objective was conducted under most difficult and harassing conditions, enemy shell fire was very heavy. This N.C.O. showed a total disregard to personal danger and it was owing to his courage and cheering on of his men that the section were able to carry out a most difficult task and to reach their objective. The successful carrying out of this work had a considerable influence on the success of the other arms engaged in the operation.'

Discharge date26 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Bremen', 4 June 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 18 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 26 September 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsService number incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 8004.

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