HUNT, John Frederick
(Service number 23/1687)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Private


Date 12 October 1888 Place of Birth Catlins, Otago

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Winchester
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Isabella HUNT (mother), Mount Street, Waikouaiti
Religion Salvation Army
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 3rd reinforcements, 1st Battalion, E Company
Date 8 January 1916
Transport Tahiti or Warrimoo
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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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

Duodenal ulcer

Post-war Occupations



Date 11 October 1967 Age 79 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 20, Plot 44
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Frederick Hunt was born on 12 October 1888 at Catlins, Otago. He and his twin brother, Henry, were the sixth and seventh of the eighteen children of George and Isabella Nelson (née Grieve) Hunt. He was part of South Canterbury’s quota for the Ninth Reinforcements which left South Canterbury for Trentham on 18 October 1915. John was a farmer residing at Winchester when he enlisted. He suffered permanent disability through an ulcer. John married Isabella Agnes Bertha Rooke on 19 May 1921 at Temuka.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [23 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 September 2020]; Ruru Lawn Cemetery burial record (Christchurch City Council) [23 September 2020]; Timaru Herald, 18 October 1915 (Papers Past) [September 2020]

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