Topic: Robert Herman Walter Thomas HUNT

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NOK: Miss Lily Grace Evans a Friend of Tokomaru.

Last Employer: J Liggins, Tokomaru.

Age on enlistment: 28 years 11 months.

Weight: 126lb.         Complexion: Dark.

Hair: Dark Brown.     Height: 5'4½".

Chest: 33"- 37½".    Eyes: Grey.

Medals were sent to Mrs Lily Grace Evans (Friend), Legatee of Tokomaru. Plaque and Scroll to Mr Harry Hunt, Wadestown.


Many thanks to Esther Mendoza for sending photographs and further information and also to Lynn Berry for  information and photo of Bunnythorpe School Honours Board



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Robert Herman Walter Thomas HUNT

Date of birth:29 April 1888
Date of death:05 April 1918
Place of birth:Palmerston North, New Zealand
Awards:British War Medal, Victory Medal
Last known residence:c/o A Evans, Tokomaru.
Cause of death:Killed in action
Place of death:France
Buried where:Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps. III.A.3
Spouses name:Unmarried
Fathers name:Thomas Hunt
Fathers date of birth:c1844
Fathers place of birth:Derbyshire, England
Fathers date of death:1906
Fathers place of death:Palmerston North
Mothers name:Anna Marie Augusta (née Thim)
Mothers date of birth:c1868
Mothers place of birth:Posen, Germany (now Poznan, Poland)
Mothers date of death:1945
Mothers place of death:Wellington, NZ
Parents date of marriage:1886
Siblings:Emily, , Walter Thomas, Frederick Charles, August Albert, Minnie Eveline Louisa, Jane Arthur Spencer, Ivanna Beata Alice, and Harry
Date of arrival overseas:16 August 1917
Theatres of war:Western Europe
War memorial:Tokomaru
Place enlisted:Palmerston North
Christian names:Robert Herman Walter Thomas
Place of arrival overseas:Devonport, England
Service number:53020
Religion:C of E
Date enlisted:27 March 1917
Final rank:Rifleman
Regiment or service:2nd Battalion 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade
Embarkation date:12 June 1917
User reference:8.132