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.
Australian Imperial Force, 7th Battalion, 'C' Company.
Johnston's Jolly Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
Hunter's service records are available via Ancestry.co.uk.
They show that he volunteered on 17 August 1914 & that he'd previously served 3 years with the Northumberland Fusiliers & 4 years with Invercargill City Guards.
He left Australia with the A.I.F on 19 October 1914 aboard HMAT Hororata.
At some stage, Hunter was a Signaller. He fell in the fierce fighting that took place in capturing the 'Lone Pine' position & holding it against theÂ numerous Turkish counter attacks. Date of death is given as between 8-9 August 1915.
Native of Wooler, Northumberland, the son of Thomas & Jane Ann Hunter, of 2, Cleveland Terrace, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland.
One of two sons lost: see, also, Private John Hunter (Regimental service #65694; Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/5th Battalion, Territorial Force; Died 10 April 1918).
Emigrated to Australia sometimeÂ before the War.
Pre-enlistment occupation: General Labourer.
Wooler War Memorial