HUNTER, James William
(Service number 47183)
|Aliases||Enlisted as James Hunter; name amended on service record to James William Hunter on notification of death.|
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||2 April 1896||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Address at Enlistment||Waimate|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs HUNTER (mother), Waituna Station, Waimate|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||25th Reinforcements, F Company|
|Date||26 April 1917|
|Embarked From||Destination||Plymouth, Devon, England|
|Other Units Served With|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Injury - lost middle finger of right hand. April 1918 reported wounded.
|Date||4 July 1938||Age||42 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waimate Old Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Anglican Area, Plot 513|
|New Zealand Memorials|
James William Hunter was born on 2 April 1896 at Waimate, the son of Alexander Heenan Hunter and his second wife, Ellen née Horgan. His father died the year before James enlisted. Iin April 1918 it was reported that James had been wounded. Perhaps this was when he lost a finger. James was probably a cousin of Alfred Francis Horgan and Benjamin Joseph Horgan who enlisted for World War One.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 January 2017]; Waimate Cemetery burial records (Waimate District Council) [05 January 2017]; New Zealand Herald, 13 April 1918 (Papers Past) [31 December 2016]
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