The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hunt
First Name:
John William
Nick Name:
Jack
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX16375
Classification:
Stretcher Bearer
Company:
Battalion Headquarters
Enlisted:
8.09.1941
DOB:
31.08.1918
Place of Birth:
York, Western Australia
Father's Name:
William Thomas Hunt
Mothers's Name:
Amy Evelyn Hunt (nee Hubble)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Horse Breaker
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Collective Grave, Plot 30, Row A, Grave 9-13, Age 23.
Cause of Death:
Killed during an enemy artillery barrage
Place of Death:
Buona Vista
Date of Death:
15.02.1942
Buried:
In a common grave at map reference 784112.

General Description

Hunt, John William Headstone
Hunt, John William Headstone

 

John William Hunt known as Jack enlisted at Northam on 8 September 1941.  Jack sailed to Singapore on 16 January 1941 as a stretcher bearer with Battalion Headquarters.

Jack lost his life 5 months later when killed during an enemy artillery barrage at Buona Vista during the final days of the Battle of Singapore.  He was 23 years of age.  Jack’s family did not learn of his death until after the end of the war.

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