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Roll of Individuals Entitled to the Decoration granted under Army Order - Sheet No.320: Royal Irish Rifles
Copy of the 'Roll of Individuals' entitled to the Decoration granted under Army Order 20 of 1919 (Sheet No.320). Cpl. J.E. Hunter (14948) of the Royal Irish Rifles is listed as 'Missing Presumed Dead 1/7/16'.
Name: John Edward Hunter.
Service Number: 14948.
Battalion: 14th Battalion.
Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles.
Born: Shankill, Belfast.
Died: 1st September 1916
Address: 79 Northumberland Street, Belfast.
John Edward Hunter lived at 79 Northumberland Street, Shankill Road, Belfast.
The 1911 Ireland Census has John living at 79 Northumberland Street, Belfast with his Uncle Thomas, occupation, General Labourer, Elizabeth Hunter, described as Sister of Thomas, and John, occupation Power Loom Tenter, described as Nephew of Thomas. This means that Elizabeth could possibly have been his mother, or an aunt.
John was a Company Commander in the West Belfast Ulster Volunteer Force.
John joined the Royal Irish Rifles.
He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force to France on the 5th of October 1915 .
John Edward Hunter was a Sergeant in the 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles when he was Killed In Action on the 1st of September 1916.
A local newspaper states.
Previously reported missing, Sergeant John Edward Hunter, Royal Irish Rifles, is now reported killed. His relatives live at 79, Northumberland Street, Belfast.
His Soldiers Effects were left to a Robert S Gourley and a Stephen Tully.
He received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914-1915 Star.
He is Remembered at the Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.
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