HUNT, Henry Robert
(Service number 17/230)

Aliases Harry
First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 27 May 1888 Place of Birth Fairlie

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Guy's Buffet, Tokomaru
Occupation Bushman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs HUNT, 333 Rattray Street, Dunedin; Jane HUNT, 14 Adam Street, Dunedin; later Mr J. E. HUNT (brother), C/= Wright Stephensons Ltd, Wellington, as of 1927 London
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 2nd Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship New Zealand Veterinary Corps
Date 14 December 1914
Transport Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter
Embarked From Destination
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 19 May 1919 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

7 September 1918 casualty through accident - scalded foot

Post-war Occupations


Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Henry Robert Hunt was the elder son of John Edward and Sarah Jane (née Mayer) Hunt. Harry, as he was known, was educated at Timaru Main School. His brother John Robert Hunt also served with the New Zealand Forces before getting a commission with the Royal Flying Corps. Harry was discharged on 19 May 1991 in England.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [10 January 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [10 January 2020]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [10 January 2020]

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