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John Alexander Hunter. WW1.

He started out as a Private with 7th Leinster Regiment, was commissioned (ie became an officer) on 31/12/1915. He was then with Inniskilling Fusiliers. Medals were Victory, British and 15 Star. The numbers and letter next to the Medals are the refs to lead to the Medal Rolls which are at the National Archives and would probably just give the Battalion he served with.

This could be his officers file at the National Archives, although his rank in the index is given as 2 Lt, rather than Lt.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=C1106376
 
Hello , sorry this might be a bit out of the blue but don’t suppose you had his one of medal ?

kind regards
David
 
Hello Steve,
Thank you for such a quick reply, I have one of his medals, His British war medal and presume that family would have his victory medal a was award to medal in connection with the war .

I’m happy to reunite the medals to the family if there are interested .

Acquired a few years back, as as a Inniskilling collector I can shed some more on his War Service.

kind regard
David
 
Hello Steve, well would like get back what I pay for the medal ( I keep all original receipt of purchase ) but but of course I could always work with the family I’m not an unreasonable man.

obviously if the family decide that they wouldn’t want it back and want sell there other medal I would obviously make a very strong offer to reunite the medals .

A background on LT John Alexander Hunter, As as previously posted Born 1888 Sligo Ireland. Son of John & Elizabeth Laing Hunter. Originally joining 7th Leinster regiment landed in France in 16.12.1915, He must be pretty switched on as was select for commission 31.12.15 . Commissioned into 5th royal inniskilling fusiliers in January 1916 . It would serve on the Macedonian front. In 1917 He would be Wounded leading a raiding party (*LT Hunter, *Cpl Duncan, *Pte Kelly (who died of his wounds ) Pte Beeby and Pte Curran )

*Medals currently in my collection

He list as take shrapnel from a grenade but manage to get back To friendly lines. From there he would be downgraded and appeared to be placed on the regulars (1st,2nd or most likely 3rd Depot ) he would’ve resigned his commission in 1920 due to being seriously ill due to The wounds is he received.

Hope it helps

kind regards
David Hope
 
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