Alfred Cecil Christian HUNTER

Full Name Alfred Cecil Christian HUNTER
Serial No. 18216
Rank 2nd Lieutenant (on embarkation)
Status/Occupation -- / Bank Clerk
Body 16th Reinforcement, NZEF
Unit F Company, 10th Reinforcement to 2nd New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Last Address --
Next of Kin Mrs Emily Gertrude Hunter (Mother), Katikati, via Waihi
WW1 Medal Entitlement Military Cross [M.C.]
British War Medal 1914-19
Victory Medal
Embarked Embarked 19th August 1916 aboard HMNZT 61 (ss Aparima) and disembarked 24th October 1916 at Devonport, ENGLAND.
Casualty List Wounded twice:
Book IX, Page 874
1st Battalion Canterbury Infantry Regiment Wounded Officer
"… 2nd Lieut. Hunter, A.C.C. Date Reported 2nd July 1917; Casualty List No 611/10; Force 16th Reinforcement".
Book XII, Page 1539
Canterbury Infantry Regiment Wounded Officer
"… Lieut. Hunter, A.C.C. (MC) (2nd Occasion) Date Reported 14th April 1918; Casualty List No 829/2; Force 16th Reinforcement".
Notes Attested 11th October 1915; Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 10th August 1916 just prior to embarkation; Promoted to Lieutenant on 7th June 1917; Struck off Strength 17th December 1919.
Alfred Cecil Christian HUNTER;  18216
M.C. (Military Cross) Lieutenant, 1Bn, Canterbury Regt
L.G. 4 February 1918, p1607
Citation, L.G. 5 July 1918, p7937
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  He was in command of a company forming part of the leading waves of an assault, and himself led the foremost troops.  When the advance was finally held up he encouraged his men to dig in, and sent back valuable reports to battalion headquarters.