Military – Roll of Honour

WILLIAM BOYLE HUNTER No. 16539, 3rd s. of James Hunter, of 30. HOlburn Street, Aberdeen. Engineer, by his wife, Margaret, dau. of Robert Burr, of Tarves, co. Aberdeen; and nephew of the Rev. Dr. John Hunter, of Glasgow; b. Aberdeen, 18 Jan. 1888; educ. Ashley Road Public School, and Central Higher Grade School, Aberdeen: was employed in an Insurance Office in Bristol: enlisted in Jan. 1915; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders; was wounded in the operations at Contalmaison and High Wood 23 July. 1916, and died in No. 12 General Hospital, Rouen, 1 Aug. following. Buried in St. Severs Cemetery there. His Commanding Officer wrote: “I have very great pleasure in Informing you that your son. Sergt. W.B. Hunter, has been awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on the early morning of 23 July, 1916, He was one of my best N.C.O.’s, and he is a very great loss to there regiment,” and a comrade: “He was a brave and gallant soldier, a true friend and companion, and he died like a hero for the sake of the country he loved. His men loved him and would follow him anywhere, and his officer (now killed) Medal for gallant and distinguished service in the field; unmarried.

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