Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
92947   Gunner Joseph Hunter
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 78th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (British Army)
Died: 23/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
Joseph Hunter was born about 1887. Joseph Hunter lived in Killyberry, Bellaghy for a time. Gunner Joseph Hunter was serving with C Battery, 78th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery when he was killed in action on 23rd July 1916 at the Somme. He was 29 years old. He is also commemorated on the memorial in Bellaghy Presbyterian Church. He was the brother of Miss Elizabeth Hunter, of 3 Windsor Cottages, Scotstoun, Glasgow.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 1A + 8A
CWGC Casualty 794523
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 2 Castledawson
2 Bellaghy Presbyterian Church - WW1 Roll of Honour Bellaghy
3 Desertmartin Church of Ireland - WW1 Roll of Honour Desertmartin
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 53
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Castledawson War Dead Details of Gunner Joseph Hunter
2 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023