Sydney HunterBiography | Medals | Citation | Glossary
Born in Washington, County Durham, in 1882, he enlisted as a Regular soldier in the DLI in 1899 and fought with the 1st Battalion DLI in the Boer War, until he was invalided home in late 1901.
He then bought his discharge in 1902 and worked in Washington at his father's public house. In October 1914 he re-enlisted in the 15th (Service) Battalion DLI and rose to be Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant and, later, Acting Regimental Sergeant Major.
He was awarded the MSM in 1917 and, in September 1918, the DCM, when "during an attack under very heavy machine gun fire, this Warrant Officer set a conspicuous and brilliant example of courage...displaying the utmost coolness."
Sydney Hunter moved to Canada in 1927 and died in 1966.
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