Thomas A Hunter was the son of John and Margaret Hunter. Thomas was born in Saloo, County Monaghan about 1894. By 1911 the family had moved to Caledon, Tyrone. Thomas, his brother and his father were all working as farm labourers. Thomas Hunter was formerly soldier no. 19452, in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Rifleman Thomas Hunter was serving with the 16th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was injured in France & Flanders. Rifleman Hunter died of his wounds on 11th October 1917.
Rocquigny and Equancourt are two villages in the Department of the Somme, some 13 kilometres north of Peronne and 12 kilometres south-east of Bapaume. Rocquigny and Equancourt are approximately 8 kilometres apart and the Rocquigny-Equancourt British Cemetery lies about halfway between the two villages on the north side of the road just west of the crossing road from Etricourt to Ytres.