Regiment:               Royal Field Artillery  

Rank & Number:    
Gunner, 2369 & 300062  

03 November 1898; Plaintree House, Fairlie  

                       1975; Edinburgh  

Brother of Baden, George and Leslie Hunter

DUNLOP HUNTER was born 03 Nov 1898 in Plaintree House, Fairlie, to parents William James Dunlop Hunter, a shoemaker and Elizabeth McAdam Webster (who married in Largs on 15 Mar 1889).  He died, aged 76, in Edinburgh in 1975.  

On 17 Oct 1930 at Marlborough House, Langside Avenue, Glasgow, Dunlop (aged 31, sewing machine maker's managing salesman, of 58 Cloanden Place, Kirkcaldy) married Margaret Souter Toward (aged 30, merchant's clerk)  

In the 1901 Census, Dunlop, aged 2, is living Oak Bank, Fairlie, with parents Wm. JG Hunter (34, shoemaker, b. England) and wife Eliz. Mca. Hunter (30, b. England) and siblings Geo W (5, b. Fairlie), Eliz P (4, b. Fairlie) and Baden (10m, b. Fairlie)  

In the 1911 Census, aged 12, he is living Oakbank, Fairlie with parents Dunlop (44, bootmaker) and Elizabeth (40, married 22 years, 13 children/12 living) and siblings George (15), Elizabeth (14), Baden(10), Jessie (9), Thomas (8), Harry (6), David (5), Arthur (3), David (1)    

SERVICE RECORD                                            

25 Aug 1915                           Enlisted (age 19, architects apprentice, nok father)
12 Mar 1916-23 Mar 1917        Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Alexandria
24 Mar 1917-12 Jul 1919          Palestine
25 Aug 1919                           Demobilized           

In August, 1919 he wrote to the army querying his pay, as he believed he was entitled to 28 days extra leave and ration money "on account of my being over three years on active service without leave".  His medal index card shows he received the British War and Victory medals.

Extracts from the Largs & Millport Weekly News:-  

10 March 1915           

Two Fairlie students are due congratulations.  Mr. R.C.R. Boyd, at the recent examinations of the West of Scotland Agricultural College, gained a first in Agricultural Law and a second in Agricultural Engineering, and also the College Diploma of Agriculture; and Mr. Dunlop Hunter jnr., who is employed by Messrs. Fryers and Penman, Architects, has for the second year in succession carried the prize in the building construction class at Ardrossan Academy.  

28 August 1915
Latest recruits from Fairlie are William Thomson, Tarbert Cottage, who has joined the 3/6th Highland Light Infantry, and Dunlop Hunter jnr, Oakbank, who has enlisted in the Lowland Brigade, RFA

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