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William Robert HUNTER

Regimental number1849
Place of birthBallarat East, Victoria
SchoolMount Pleasant State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address147 Humffray Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Robert Hunter, 147 Humffray Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Previous military service70th Infantry
Enlistment date27 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 June 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death19.4
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot XI, Row C, Grave No. 18), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
131
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Mary HUNTER, 147 Humffray Street, Ballarat
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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