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.

Author: Hunter One Name Study

I have been researching my family tree for over thirty-three years and a member of Clan Hunter. In 2015 I registered the surname Hunter with the Guild of One-Name Studies and this blog will be my goal to share my research, photos, and as the clan's travel agent 2017 I will be adding our Clan Hunter Gathering 2017 which was very special because our Clan Hunter's 30th Laird participated in the opening of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle August 5th, 10:30 p.m. with her clansmen. Find A Grave contributor #47833985 Being a travel agent since 1991 I am a SCOTSagent, BRITagent, and at the present have two group tours to Scotland in 2017. One is a Clan Hunter Gathering at Hunterston Castle given by Madam Pauline Hunter of Hunterston, 30th Laird of Clan Hunter.

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