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Robert Godfrey HUNTER

Male 1889 - 1918  (28 years)


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  • Name Robert Godfrey HUNTER  [1, 2
    Born 17 Nov 1889  Brampton, Peel, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Robert Godfrey HUNTER, born 17 November 1889; parents: William James HUNTER, farmer, and Josephine W. BUCKLAND.
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1916  [5
    • He served with the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force. His attestation papers, signed on 29 March 1916, describe him as Robert Godfrey HUNTER; living at 16 Alberta Loan and Investment Block, Edmonton, Alberta; born 17 Nov 1889 in Brampton, Ontario; next of kin, William J. HUNTER, father; working as a commercial traveller, not married. He was described at 27 years of age, 5 ft. 10 ins, fair complexion, grey eyes and brown hair. His religious affiliation was that of a Presbyterian. He was considered fit for the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force on 28 March 1916 in Regina, Saskatchewan.
    Died 17 Sep 1918  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    • Robert Godrey HUNTER, Canadian, Gunner, Canadian Field Artillery; Unit: 60th. Bty. 14th Bde. Age 28. Died 17/09/1918. Service No. 328936. Son of Mr. W. J. HUNTER, of Brampton, Peel, Ontario, Canada. Born at Brampton, Ontario. (War graves)

      Brampton Gunner Has Died of Wounds

      Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. HUNTER of Mount Pleasant Makes a Sacrifice

      Brampton, Sept 27 - The news came as a shock to the people of Brampton that Gunner "Bob" HUNTER, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. HUNTER, of Mount Pleasant, near Brampton, has made the supreme sacrifice. His is reported as dying of wouunds at No. 23 Casualty Clearing Hospital, France. No report had been received that he was wounded, so that his death must have followed the gunshot wounds in the back and legs. Gunner HUNTER was born near Brampton, received his education at the High school, moved to the West several years ago, and enlisted in an artillery unit in Edmonton about two years ago. After training at Valcartier he went overseas, and had seen all the hard fighting. He was 28 years of age and unmarried. Mrs. HUNTER, his mother, is a prominent worker and lecturer in the Women's Institutes of Ontario, while his father is one of the most prominent farmers of the county.
    Commemoration 15 Jun 1919  [2
    • At Ingersoll, a memorial tablet was unveiled in the Ingersoll Rural Cemetery, in honour of Lieut. Alfred J. NORSWORTHY, and another to the two cousins of this family who also fell in the War - Robert Godfrey HUNTER and Harold Gilray HUNTER. The occasion was one of more than local interest with many distinguished officers present from Montreal.
    Buried Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address:
    Duisans British Cemetery
    Etrun, Pas de Calais
    France 
    • Grave / Memorial Reference: V1. H. 13.

      In Memory of / Gunner ROBERT GODFREY HUNTER / 328936, 60th Bty. 14th Bde., Canadian Field Artillery / who died age 28 / on 17 September 1918 / Son of Mr. W. J. Hunter, of Brampton, Peel, Ontario, Canada. Born at Brampton. / Remembered with honour / DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN

      Memorial inscription on NORSWORTHY gravestone at Ingersol Rural Cemetery: Robert and Harold, to the memory of two brothers, nephews of J. C. NORSWORTHY, Esq., born at Brampton, Ontario, who promptly answered the call to duty and gave their lives for Canada & Empire / Robert Godfrey HUNTER, Signaller 60th Battery, 14th Brigade, CFA, killed in action at Arras, September 17th, 1918, aged 28 years / Harold Gilray HUNTER, Bombardier, 9th Howitzer Battery, CFA, killed in action at Valenciennes, November 5th, 1918, aged 20 years. They fought the good fight, read the history of your country and understand.

      His name appears on his parent's headstone in Brampton Cemetery. Chinguacousy Twp., Ontario.
    Person ID I5760  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2015 

    Father William James HUNTER,   b. 5 Feb 1857, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1944, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Josephine Wilson BUCKLAND,   b. 28 Feb 1868, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1939, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 26 Sep 1888  Brampton, Peel, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Wm. J. ? HUNTER, age 30, born Chinguacousy?, Bachelor, Farmer, Presbyterian, son of Joseph and Margt. HUNTER; and Josephine BUCKLAND, age 20, residing at Brampton, born ? , Spinster, Church of England, daughter of Saml. P. BUCKLAND and Mary BUCKLAND, married by license on 26 September 1888 in Brampton. Witnesses Geo? CRAWFORD and Lizzie ANDERSON. [8]
    Address 1891  Chinguacousy, Peel, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address 1901  Chinguacousy, Peel, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address 1911  Chinguacousy, Peel, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F1494  Group Sheet

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    Robert Hunter

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    Death notice of Robert Hunter
    Death notice of Robert Hunter

    Headstones
    HUNTER
    HUNTER

    WILLIAM JAMES HUNTER
    Died Oct 30, 1944 Aged 87 yrs
    JOSEPHINE BUCKLAND
    Wife of Wm. J. Hunter
    Died Mar 12, 1939 Aged 72 yrs
    ROBERT GODFREY HUNTER
    60th Battery C.F.A. Killed in Action
    Sept 17, 1918. Age 28 yrs. Buried
    in Duisans British Cemetery, France
    HAROLD GILRAY HUNTER
    9th Howitzer Battery C.F.A.
    Killed in Action Nov 1st 1918
    Age 20 yrs. Buried in East Cambrai
    British Cemetery France

    "
    HUNTER
    HUNTER

    In Memory of
    GUNNER ROBERT GODFREY HUNTER
    328936, 60th Bty. 14th Bde., Canadian Field Artillery
    who died age 28
    on 17 September 1918
    Son of Mr. W. J. Hunter, of Brampton, Peel, Ontario, Canada. Born at Brampton
    Remembered with honour
    DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN

    HUNTER
    HUNTER

    328936 GUNNER
    ROBERT GODFREY HUNTER

    Canadian Field Artillery
    17th September 1918. Age 28
    Born at Brampton, Ont
    Enlisted March 1916
    Edmonton, Alta.


  • Sources 
    1. [S53] Census of Canada, 1901, (31 March 1901).

    2. [S348] Book: A Canadian Family in the Great War 1914 - 1918, J. Castell Hopkins, (Published privately, Toronto, 1921. Copy in Parish of Widecombe-in-the-Moor Family History Center Library.).

    3. [S28] Website: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (www.cwgc.org).

    4. [S50] Civil Birth Registration.

    5. [S121] Attestation Paper, Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force, (original images online at Canadian Archives.).

    6. [S11] Obituary/Death or Funeral notice.

    7. [S162] Website.

    8. [S109] Civil Marriage Registration.

    9. [S1079] Census of Canada, 1891.

    10. [S308] Census of Canada, 1911, (1 June 1911).


  

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