The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Edgar Harold
- Corporal (Promoted on 11.2.1942)
- Regimental #:
- 'D' Company HQ's, No 15 Platoon.
- Place of Birth:
- Beverley, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Percival Harold Hunt
- Mothers's Name:
- Alice Matilda Hunt
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row H, Grave 4, Age 29.
- Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
- 'D' Force Thailand, V Battalion
- 4/6247 & 2255
- Cause of Death:
- Bacillary Dysentery
- Place of Death:
- Date of Death:
- Linson Camp Cemetery, Grave No. 22.
Plaque at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row H, Grave 4
Capt.Gwynne said Corporal Hunt performed a first class job at all times during action as Section Corporal.
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Edgar’s parents Percy Harold Hunt born 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 four children. Edgar had an older and younger sisters Thelma and Hilda, and a younger brother Campbell known as ‘Cam’ who enlisted with the RAAF. Campbell died in South Australia in 1942.
1936 and 1937 (Electoral Roll)Edgar Hunt was employed as farmhand at Jacob’s Well, 20 km east of 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, playing for local team of Quairading and we believe was scouted for Swan Districts Football Club, however was not successful, prior to enlisting. He also played for the 2/4th footy team with Clive Hellmrich.
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.
- Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Hindaine, Kui Mang 200k - Thailand