The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Algernon Hunt|
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.
Name of Descendant: Ulric Hunt, Sorell TAS
Relationship to Ancestor: Son