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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Hunter, Robert William (1103)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 19 years 11 months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 16 November 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1103            view online service record

5 Derby Street
Kensington, VIC

Next of Kin:
Daniel Ross Hunter (father)
5 Derby Street
Kensington, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Saturday, 3 June 1916
Ship: HMAT Persic A34
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion

KIA: Monday, 23 April 1917
Place: France

Brother: David Hunter


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted September 22, 2016 12.12 pm 0Likes

    Second Lieutenant, 37th Infantry, killed in action 23 April, 1917, France, aged 21, commemorated Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
    1103 later Second Lieutenant (Parents: Daniel and Mrs Christina HUNTER, brother 1912, Sergeant David HUNTER (born Port Melbourne), killed in action 3 May, 1917. Born Port Melbourne (family then at 367 Bay-street), educated Scotch College, 12 months with Royal Australian Garrison Artillery at Queenscliff. He enlisted as a 20-year-old electrical engineer with his family in Derby Street, Kensington. Hunter embarked as Sergeant and was commissioned in March, 1917 before being killed in action near Armentieres, France, his brother just eleven days later. There was a third brother, Alan Ross HUNTER, born 1899 in South Yarra.

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