HUNT, John Edward
(Service number 9/1441)

Aliases Jack
First Rank Corporal Last Rank


Date 19 June 1890 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Care of Wright, Stephenson and Co, Dunedin
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin J. E. HUNT (father), 14 Adam Street, Dunedin
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 7th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Mounted ifles
Date 9 October 1915
Transport Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
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 29 August 1916 Reason For commission in Royal Flying Corps.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Company director


Date 2 September 1952 Age 62 years
Place of Death St Marylebone, London, England
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Edward Hunt was the younger son of John Edward and Sarah Jane (née Mayer) Hunt. Jack, as he was known, was educated at Timaru Main School. His brother Henry Robert Hunt also served with the New Zealand Forces. Jack was discharged on 29 August 1916 in England, when he was granted a commission in the Royal Flying Corps. His sister, Mrs T. E. Bowes, of Fairlie, received a cable with this advice. As of July 1917 he was back in France. See letter in North Otago Times, 30 October 1916. Jack married Annie Augusta Barbara Waters in 1920 in New Zealand. Jack and Annie were in Wellington in the 1930s but were back at Purley, Surrey by the 1939 Regidter, Annie's mother with them.Annie died in England in 1976.


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]; Timaru Herald, 15 September 1916 (Papers Past) [09 January 2020]

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