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

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waimate
Occupation Hairdresser
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs HUNTER (mother), Waituna Station, Waimate
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Reinforcements, F Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Injury - lost middle finger of right hand. April 1918 reported wounded.

Post-war Occupations


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

Biographical Notes

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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