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38780   Private John Hunter
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 15th Battalion, Royal Scots (British Army)
Died: 22/10/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 46
Summary      
John Hunter was the son of Edward Hunter. He was born in Bellaghy, County Londonderry about 1871. He was the husband of Elizabeth Hunter. John enlisted in Glasgow. Private John Hunter was serving with the 15th Battalion of the Royal Scots when he was killed in action on Monday 22nd October 1917. He was 46 years old.
Further Information
John Hunter was the son of Edward Hunter. He was born in Bellaghy, County Londonderry about 1871.
Main Street, Bellaghy
John Hunter was the husband of Elizabeth Hunter.
John Hunter enlisted in Glasgow.
Medal card
Private John Hunter was serving with the 15th Battalion of the Royal Scots when he was killed in action on Monday 22nd October 1917. He was 46 years old.
Private John Hunter has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. The Memorial to the Missing at Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Vlaanderen, Belgium bears the names of many who fell in the battles for Passchendaele and whose bodies were never recovered.
The CWGC record Private John Hunter as the son of the late Mr and Mrs Edward Hunter. He is also recorded as the husband of Elizabeth Hunter, of 3 Windsor Cottages, Scotstown, Glasgow.
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Relevant Magherafelt Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Bellaghy area Bellaghy Born in Bellaghy area 54.808534 -6.515105
References and Links
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1 1910 Ulster Towns Directory Hunter, John, shoe maker
2 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private John Hunter
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2020