World War 1
Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1
Generally showing where they are commemorated, when they died and some basic facts about each person. There are gaps, however, so if you can fill in any missing details do please contact us.
Norman Archbold Hunter
N A (N.B. The Memorial has his initials as J.E. & CDLHS express the hope this is the same soldier)
2nd Lieutenant (Temporary)
Northumberland Fusiliers, 26th (Service) Battalion (3rd Tyneside Irish), 'A' Company
Hargicourt British Cemetery
Enlisted into the Royal Army Medical Corps in October 1915 as a Private. Became an Officer Cadet in December 1916 & commissioned into the Tyneside Irish in May 1917 & went to France the following month.
Hunter was killed during the raid on Â‘Triangle TrenchÂ’ near Hargicourt, France. At that time the battalion were in trenches in the St. Quentin sector & the raid cost 2 Officers & 16 Other Ranks.
Son of Andrew & Rachel Hunter of Milfield, Wooler, Northumberland.
One of two sons lost: see, also, Rifleman Robert How Hunter (Regimental service #R/19484; King's Royal Rifle Corps, 21st [Service] Battalion [Yeoman Rifles]; Died 17 September 1916).
Educated at Berwick Grammar School & then Edinburgh University where he was a student of Arts & excelled at cricket.
Hunter was the youngest of five children. Two sisters, Ann Hilda & Catherine May, & two brothers, Robert How & Wilfred Bertram.
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