Frank Hamilton Hunter, MC



Jul 23, 1892

Born at Cornwall Ontario


Oct 4, 1915

Attested into the 59th Battalion at Barriefield (Kingston) Ontario 

Ø      Attested with rank of Lieutenant

Ø      Next of kin given as John G Hunter (father) of Cornwall Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as “clerical”

o       Later stated to be “Traveling Salesman”

Ø      Previous military experience given as 59th Regiment (Stormont & Glengary Regiment), gazetted April 1915, and served on the Home Guard

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian


Nov 12, 1915

Embarked the SS Missanabie at Montreal for England



Nov 23, 1915

Disembarked at Plymouth England and transferred to the 39th Battalion at Shorncliffe


Jul 1, 1916

Sent as part of a draft to the 21st Battalion and arrived at No 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot)


Oct 5, 1916

Wounded by shrapnel on right foot


Oct 13, 1916

Admitted to No 6 Stationary Hospital at Havre


Oct 14, 1916

Transferred to No 10 British Red Cross Hospital at Le Treport


Nov 1, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Asturias



Nov 2, 1916

Admitted to Officer’s Convalescent Home at Osborne, Isle of Wight 

Posted to General List


Nov 10, 1916

Discharged from Convalescent Hospital


Nov 14, 1916

Awarded Military Cross, London Gazette #29824



Dec 4, 1916

Attached to 2nd Division HQ, at Shorncliffe


Jan 16, 1917

Attached to 6th Reserve Battalion


Jan 31, 1917

Ceases to be attached and is TOS 6th Reserve Battalion


Feb 7, 1917

Admitted to Helena Hospital Shorncliffe with flat feet


Feb 18, 1917

Transferred to Granville Canadian Special Hospital at Ramsgate


Feb 19, 1917

SOS establishment of 21st Battalion


Feb 26, 1917

Medical Board declares him unfit for any service for 1 month


Mar 19, 1917

Medical Board declares him fit for service 

Discharged from hospital


Apr 2, 1917

Medical Board declares him fit for general service 

TOS 6th Reserve Battalion from General List


May 4, 1917

Admitted to 2nd Eastern General Hospital at Brighton with appendicitis


May 14, 1917

Discharged from hospital


Jun 9, 1917

Proceeded to Grantham to attend Lewis Gun Course and shown on Command there


Jun 25, 1917

Ceases to be on Command Grantham


Apr 5, 1918

SOS 6th Reserve Battalion on posting to EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) on proceeding to London for return to Canada


Apr 9, 1918

Embarked for Canada and SOS OMFC (Overseas Military Force of Canada)


Apr 16, 1918

Disembarked in Canada


Apr 25, 1918

Medical Board at Kingston Ontario declares him fit, Category “C1” (In Canada, this category meant fit for service in Canada only)


May 13, 1918

TOS No 3 Battalion Garrison Regiment at Kingston Ontario


Jul 16, 1919

Transferred from Garrison Regiment and posted to Casualty Company, #3 District Depot


Jul 31, 1919

Transferred to No 3 District Depot Kingston


Aug 29, 1919

SOS #3 DD as medically unfit with rank of Captain (disability not due to, but aggravated by service in France) 

Ø      British War Medal and Victory Medals sent to Cornwall Ontario


From the February 1954 issue of the Communiqé


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