HUNTER  Henry Samuel

 Service Number :  53348 2nd Field Artillery Brigade 6th Battery  Sergeant

Born :  20th June 1896 Beaudesert

Died :  30th May 1979

Aged : 82 years 11 months 10 days

Buried :   Unknown 

Parents :  James and Susannah nee Smith

Wife :  Marjorie Noreen Constance nee Bell

 Enlisted:  15th February 1918 Brisbane

Embarked :  8th May 1918  RMS Osterley from Sydney 

Returned to Australia :  1st August 1919

 Medals :  British War Medal                33825


Connection :  Wife is of the  “Smith” Pioneer Family

Memorials :    Kaimkillenbun War Memorial                                                               

                       Logan Village Museum Honour roll

                        Virtual War Memorial Australia                                                           

                         Discovering ANZACS National Library Australia  

                          The Soldiers & Nurses of the Beaudesert District WW1 (1914-19) David Mason





Service Number 3497A    49th Battalion 9th Reinforcements

Born  :  8th April 1891 Jimboomba

Died : 31st December 1977 Queensland                           (86 Years 8 Months 23 days) 

Buried : Lawm Cemetery, Warrill Park

Parents: John Henry Hunter and Emily Mary nee Trace                            

Wife:  Esme Margaret nee Butler

Enlisted :                     23rd October 1916 Brisbane

Embarked :                  24th January 1917 HMAT A33 Ayrshire from Sydney 

 Returned to Australia : 1st May 1919 China

Medals British War Medal   27191

           Victory Medal        26085

Connection  Pioneer Descendant “Trace”  

 Memorials :    Jimboomba Honour Board                           

                      Logan Village Museum Honour Roll 

                      Nanango War Memorial                               

                      Virtual War Memorial Australia 

                      The Soldiers & Nurses of the Beaudesert District in WW1 (1914-1919)  David Mason

                       Discovering ANZACS National Library Australia  


                           HUNTER John Henry

Service Number 3504 49th Battalion 9th Reinforcements

Born :  24 Aug 1889   Jimboomba

Died :  Polygon Wood 26th Sept 1917  Belgium,          (28 years 1 month 2 days)

Buried : Buttes New British Cem, Polygon Wood, Belgium

Parents : John Henry Hunter and  Emily Mary nee Trace

Enlisted : 25th October 1916 Brisbane

Embarked : 24th January 1917 HMAT A33 Ayrshire from Sydney 

Medals : British War Medal    55542

             Victory Medal          54662

Memorial Scroll and Plaque  332546

Connection : Pioneer Descendant  “Trace”

 Memorials :  Jimboomba Honour Board                                                 

                   Nanango War Memorial

                    Logan Village Museum Honour Roll                                     

                    Discovering ANZACS National Library Australia

                    Virtual War Memorial Australia 

                   The Soldiers & Nurses of the Beaudesert District in WW1 1914-1919  David Mason

# 3504 Private (Pte) John Hunter, 9th Reinforcements, 49th Battalion, of Nanango, Qld, a timber-getter prior to enlistment, Pte Hunter embarked from Sydney on HMAT Ayrshire on 24th January 1917.  He was killed in action at Ypres on 26 September 1917.  The bodies of five Australian soldiers were discovered in 2006 during a pipeline excavation near Westhoek, Belgium.  The Australian Government and Australian Army History Unit worked with Belgian authorities to identify the remains.  Two of the soldiers – 1868 Sergeant George Calder, 51st Battalion, and Private John Hunter were identified in 2007 through DNA analysis.  A third soldier, 2488 Private George Richard Storey, was identified from further DNA testing in 2008.  All five were interred at Buttes New British Military Cemetery, Polygon Wood, Belgium  (www.awm,                                                         

Grave rediscovered in September 2006 by Belgium workers building a gas line near Zonnebece  Hunter identified by DNA match with Niece reinterred in Buttes Cemetery 4th October 2007