HUNT, James Arthur Spencer
(Service number 7/2275)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 2 February 1896 Place of Birth Bunnythorpe, Manawatu

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Miss B. HUNT (sister), High Street, Waimate, Canterbury
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 0th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted rifles, C Squadron
Date 4 March 1916
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 26 September 1978 Age 82 years
Place of Death Nelson
Memorial or Cemetery Marsden Valley Cemetery, Nelson
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Arthur Spencer Hunt was the youngest son of Thomas and Anna (née Thim) Hunt. His brother Robert Herman Walter Thomas Hunt was killed in action in 1918 in France; another brother, Albert August Hunt, also served in World War I. James returned to Waimate in April 1919 per the troopship "Kaikoura".


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 April 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [10 April 2019]; Oamaru Mail [09 April 2019]

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