The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hunt
First Name:
Edgar Harold
Rank:
Corporal (Promoted on 11.2.1942)
Regimental #:
WX9327
Classification:
Cook
Company:
'D' Company HQ's, No 15 Platoon.
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
DOB:
14.01.1914
Place of Birth:
Beverley, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Percival Harold Hunt
Mothers's Name:
Alice Matilda Hunt
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row H, Grave 4, Age 29.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
'D' Force Thailand, V Battalion
POW#:
4/6247 & 2255
Cause of Death:
Bacillary Dysentery
Place of Death:
Hindaine
Date of Death:
10.08.1943
Buried:
Linson Camp Cemetery, Grave No. 22.

General Description

Capt.Gwynne said Corporal Hunt performed a first class job at all times during action as Section Corporal.

Hunt Edgar

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Hunt Edgar

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Edgar’s parents Percy Harold Hunt born in South Australia married Alice Matilda Wansborough in Beverley. The Wansborugh family was well known in the area.

The Hunt family settled in Beverley and had three children. Edgar had an older sister Thelma and a younger brother Campbell who enlisted with the RAAF. Campbell died in South Australia in 1942.

Edgar Hunt was employed as farmhand at Jacob’s Well near Beverley and moved to Dangin to work prior to enlisting. In 1937 his father was a grocer in Beverley.

Percy and Alice Hunt sadly lost both their sons to Australia’s war effort and the community of Beverley lost two fine young men.

Edgar was a talented footy player and played for Swan Districts Football Club prior to enlisting.  He also played for the 2/4th footy team with Clive Hellmrich.

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Edgar was selected in Singapore  to work on the Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion.  He died of bacillary dysentery aged 29 years at Hindaine Camp and was buried at Linson Camp Cemetery.  His body was exhumed after war’s end and rests at Kanchanaburi Cemetery where he is one of 92 men from 2/4th.  Other team members who were laid to rest at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery include Frank Clark WX7714 and Clive Hellmrich WX8638.

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Camp Locations:

  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Hindaine, Kui Mang 200k - Thailand
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