William Scott HUNTER

HUNTER, William Scott

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 12 July 1915, Enlisted at Bundaberg.
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 11th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, 26 October 1870
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Ipswich Grammar School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Soldier, Farmer
Died: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 10 October 1956, aged 85 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Laidley Memorial Park Gates
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World War 1 Service

12 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 11th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Bundaberg.
30 Nov 1915: Involvement Lieutenant, 11th Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '3' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Suffolk embarkation_ship_number: A23 public_note: ''
30 Nov 1915: Embarked Lieutenant, 11th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Suffolk, Sydney
17 Jul 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 11th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Claude McKelvey

William Scott Hunter was born on 26 Oct 1870 (BDM Qld record 30 Oct 1870) at Ipswich, Queensland, a son to Alexander Hunter and Agnes Hunter (nee Scott). He married Alice Sarah Adie on 8 Jan 1896 in Queensland and they had 3 children.

He served in both the South African (Boer) War and WW1. First service was as a Lieutenant in the 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, Boer War. Second service was as a Lieutenant in the 11th Light Horse Regiment AIF, WW1.

(sources- AWM Boer War Nominal Roll, Murray p. 492; National Archives Australia- Military Officers Record and WW1 service record).