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47464   Rifleman William Hunter
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 24/10/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
William was a son of Samuel and Rebecca Ann Hunter, who had lived for a time at Ballyronan, where William was born. They later moved to live in Magherafelt. Later still they moved to Belfast and settled at 23 Donegore Street. William enlisted in Belfast, joining the Royal Army Service Corps. He later transferred to 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles and was killed while serving with them on 24th October 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Prowse Point Military Cemetery
  Comines-Warneton, Hainaut
Grave Ref: Grave 3-D-2
CWGC Casualty 445499
Prowse Point Military Cemetery is located 11.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Rijselseweg N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate, Mesen, Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. 2 Kms after Mesen lies the left hand turning onto Rue St.Yvon. The cemetery is located 600 metres along this road on the right hand side.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 225
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Hunter family 1911 census lists William as age 16, a draper's assistant, at house 32 in Ballyneil More, The Loop
2 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead