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1151   Rifleman Thomas Hunter
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/05/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 16th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 11/10/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 23
Summary      
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.
Further Information
Thomas A Hunter was the son of John and Margaret Hunter. Thomas was born in Saloo, County Monaghan about 1894.
The 1901 census records Thomas as age 6 living with the family at house 4 in Selloo, Clones, Monaghan. John Hunter was a caretaker.
The 1911 census lists Thomas as age 16 living with the family at house 12 in Millberry, Caledon, Tyrone. Thomas, his brother and his father were all working as farm labourers.
Family: John Hunter, Margaret Hunter, William John Hunter (born about 1891), Sarah Jane Hunter (born about 1893), Thomas A Hunter (born about 1895), Mary E Hunter (born about 1896), Robert Hunter (born about 1898), Joseph Hunter (born about 1900).
Thomas Hunter enlisted in Caledon, County Tyrone.
Thomas Hunter was formerly soldier no. 19452, in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Medal card
Rifleman Thomas Hunter arrived in France with the Royal Irish Rifles on 4th October 1915.
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. Thomas was 23 years old.
Rifleman Thomas Hunter is buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery. The cemetery lies between the villages of Rocquigny and Equancourt in the Somme region.
Rifleman Thomas Hunter is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
The CWGC record Rifleman Thomas Hunter as the son of John and Margaret Hunter, of Milberry, Caledon, Co Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Millberry, Caledon Caledon Census listing in Millberry, Caledon 54.349453 -6.855397
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1 1901 Census lists Hunter family Lists Thomas as age 6 living with the family at house 4 in Selloo, Clones, Monaghan
2 1911 Census lists Hunter family Lists Thomas as age 16 living with the family at house 12 in Millberry, Caledon, Tyrone
3 BillionGraves.com Photo of Rifleman Thomas Hunter's gravestone
4 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Thomas Hunter, Born Saloo, County Monaghan
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Rifleman Thomas Hunter's gravestone can be purchased here
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