Henry Hunter

Henry Hunter
Rank: Private
Date of Death: 17/6/1916
Theatre of Death: F&F
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (25th Bn)
Cemetery: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)
Additional information: Son of JohnS  and Margaret Steele Hunter of 54 Wardlaw Avenue, Rutherglen.

Canadian Attestation Paper information: NOK John Hunter, father, 54 Wardlaw Avenue, Rutherglen. DOB 3rd August 1893. Trade – clerk.
1901 census information:
Address: 38 Dechmont Street, Camlachie, Glasgow.
Father: John (44) foreman papermaker, born about 1859 in Edinburgh.
Mother: Margaret (48) born about 1859 in Airdrie.
Sister: Jane (14) born about 1887 in Airdrie.
Brother: John (12) born about 1889 in Airdrie.
Brother: Patrick (10) born about 1891 in Airdrie.
Self: Henry (7) born about 1894 in Colinton, Midlothian.
Sister: Isabella (5) born about 1896 in in Colinton, Midlothian.
1911 census information:
The family are living in Rutherglen. The family comprises of John 54, Margaret 52, Jane 23, John 22, Steele (Patrick) 20, Henry 17 and Isa 15.

Evening Times 30/6/1916

Newspaper transcript – Mr John Hunter, 54 Wardlaw Avenue, Rutherglen, has received official intimation of the death of his son, Private Harry Hunter, of the Canadian Rifles, who was killed in action. He was a native of Rutherglen, and was employed as a clerk by the Canadian Pacific Railway Coy.

Also commemorated on the family headstone in Rutherglen Cemetery.

Headstone reads – Their sons Henry 25th Batt. Canadians killed in action, 17th June 1916. Patrick Steele Engineer, Mercantile Marine lost with ship, 16th April 1917.

Brother of Patrick Steele Hunter