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Trooper Algernon Hunt

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Algernon Ashbury Hunt

Ancestor's date of birth: 14/06/1880

Ancestor's date of death: 02/04/1963

Cause of Death: Age related stroke

Service and Life Before the Boer War: He was the eldest brother in the family.

Service Number: 275

Colony or State of enlistment: TAS, Place of Enlistment: Hobart

Unit: 2 Company 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/03/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War Service.

Murray Page: 566

Contingent: Fourth Tasmania

Ship: SS Chicargo, Date of Sailing: 27/03/1901

Memorial details: Buried somewhere in Tasmania

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with four clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: This unit spent most of its service in Cape Colony however it would appear that Hunt spent time on operations in other areas as well

Service and life after the Boer War: He was president of the Tasmanian branch of the South African Soldiers Association in the 1930s and was still involved at the executive level in 1950. As such he regularly corresponded with Field Marshall Smuts.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Ulric Hunt, Sorell TAS
Relationship to Ancestor: Son

 


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