Peter Templeman Hunter

First Name: 
Peter
Middle Name: 
Templeman
Last Name: 
Hunter
Mother's Name: 
Ellen Hunter nee Williams
Father's Name: 
Peter Hunter
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, February 13, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, April 27, 1977
Place of Death: 
Balgownie, N.S.W.
Details: 

Peter Templeman Hunter (Service No 6046), was born in Balgownie, N.S.W., in 1897.

At enlistmment he was single, 19 years old, worked as a wheeler, lived in Balgownie, N.S.W., and had served 4 years with the Cadets. Peter claimed to be 21 years old, but in fact, he was only 19 years old when he enlisted.

He embarked on HMAT A18 Wiltshire, with 13th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement, on 22nd August 1916.  Peter arrived in England on 13th October 1916, and joined 13th Battalion in the field, on 19th December 1916. He saw service on the Western Front and has no wounding on file, though he was admitted to hospital on 10th January 1918, for treatment of a foot ulcer.

Whilst on leave, Peter was admitted to hospital with appendicitis. The scarring from the opperation caused problems, and he was returned to Australia in April 1919, and discharged medically unfit on 18th July 1918.

In 1920 Peter married Alice Fielding and they raised 2 children.

Peter died in 1977, and is buried in Wollongong Cemetery.

He is commemorated on the Balgownie Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour and the Bulli Woonona War Memorial along with his brother Alexander (Service No 6116).

 

 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HUNTER P T 6046

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