Tag: 1914-1918

Pvt. Hugh Hunter

HUGH HUNTER 3rd surviving s. of the late Robert, Hunter, Engineer and Manager, Chester Gas Works, Member of the Society of Engineers, by his wife, Ann Martha (16, Durand Gardens, S.W.), yst. dau. of the late Henry Carne ; b. Whitefriars, Chester, 21 June, 1892; educ. Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, Sussex, where he was a L.-Corpl. in the Cadet Corps, and on leaving entered the employ of a firm of Motor Engineers, afterwards Patent Agents in London ; volunteered after the outbreak of war, joined the 4th Seaforths in Sept. 1914, and after two months’ training at Bedford, went to the Front with them in Nov. He was shot through the head while acting as observer to his Capt. in the advance on Neuve Chapelle, in the early morning of 11 March, 1915, and died before reaching the dressing station ; unmarried. He was buried with several comrades in the garden of a house at Neuve Chapelle (Edgeware Road), s.5.d.3.5. Letters from his Commanding Officer and the Chaplain testify of his being most popular with his comrades and a good soldier.