CEF Soldier Detail

Sergeant David Ainslie Hunter
Died: April 9, 1917

Regimental Number:
911777
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
102nd Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Edinburgh
Country:
Scotland
Next of Kin:
Mrs C.Hunter (mother,) Astley Vicarage, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Address at Enlistment:
1120 Pender St. W., Vancouver, British Columbia
Date of Birth:
October 25, 1890
Trade or Calling:
Bookkeeper
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Date of Enlistment:
March 28, 1916
Age at enlistment:
25
Height:
5 Feet 6 1/2 Inches
Chest:
35 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
2 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
While taking part with his battalion in a successful attack on the enemy’s position at Vimy, he was killed by enemy machine gun fire.
Date of Death:
April 9, 1917
Age at Death:
26
Buried at:
Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France
Plot:
A. 43.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 4627-53
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

196th Battalion Nominal Roll

Details of death from Ancestry.com which includes a digitized image of the casualty form from the "Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948” database 

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Sergeant Canadian Infantry 102nd Battalion
Sergeant Canadian Infantry 196th Battalion

Son of the Rev. James and Mrs. Clementina Hunter, of Fala Manse, Blackshiels, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Prior military service with 19 Co., Canadian Army Service Corps.