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Gilbert Hunter

Memorial to the Onehunga veterans of the South African Conflict, located at Waikaraka Services Cemetery (originally located at Onehunga School). Image kindly provided by John Halpin.

Memorial to the Onehunga veterans of the South African Conflict, located at Waikaraka Services Cemet …

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gilbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Hunter AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • South African 2337 AWMM
    • South African 7181 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 October 1878 AWMM ParnellAuckland City AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mercy Hunter (mother), Selwyn Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Enlisted twice, embarked from New Zealand both times.

    Father: Alexander (died 30 March 1880, age 44)

    Mother: Mercy Maria Dobson ( died 17 August 1925, age 75)

    Brothers: John Hunter (Serive Number 4027 Private, 7 Contingent, No 21 Company, Boer War) and Alexander William Hunter (1869-1918)

    1906: Married Annie Christina Smith

    1917: Resided at Church Street, Te Papapa (occupation Bridgeman)

    1928: Occupation was Coal Merchant

    1931 onwards: Resided at 39 Hill Street, Onehunga( occupation Coal Merchant)

    1941 onwards: Resided at 52 Hill Street, Onehunga (occupation Coal Merchant)

    Auckland Museum Boer War Display – photo of “section of the Auckland Fifth Contingent which left by the Mapourika” AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    13 August 1951 AWMM
    Age 74 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Onehunga South African War Tablet, Waikaraka Cemetery, Onehunga, Auckland AWMM

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