HUNT, Thomas

Thomas was a twenty four year old Farm Labourer working at Nullamanna near Inverell when he enlisted in December 1915.  He was the son of John Hunt of Cambridgeshire, England. Both his parents had died and it is not known how long Thomas had been in Australia.

He joined the First Contingent of the Kurrajongs when they left Inverell on 12 January 1916 for the Narrabri and Armidale camps.  Thomas became a member of the 33rd Battalion A Company which trained at Armidale and Rutherford prior to leaving Australia.  He was transferred to the 35th Battalion A Company in May and sailed from Australia on HMAT A15 Port Sydney in September. At the end of December his battalion was sent to France, departing from Folkestone on the ‘Princess Victoria’ to cross the English Channel.  He was appointed to the Railway construction works at West Cappel in France and then rejoined his unit.

Private Thomas Hunt was Killed in Action on 28 July 1917 and buried at Bethlehem Farm West Cemetery, Messines, Belgium. His name is recorded on the Nullamanna and Inverell Honor Rolls.