When the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC on 23 October 1918. On 16/17 September 1918 at Moevoures, France. Corporal Hunter was detailed to take on an advanced post which was established in shell holes close to the enemy. There was no opportunity for reconnoitring adjacent ground, and the following afternoon Corporal Hunter found that the enemy had established posts all round him, isolating his command.He determined to hold out and despite being exceedingly short of food and water this NCO managed to maintain his position for over 48 hours until a counter-attack relieved him. He repelled frequent enemy attacks and also barrage from our attacks, which came right across his post. He was subsequently promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He died 14 February 1965. On 12 August 2004, his previously unmarked grave in Dunfermline Cemetery was marked by a memorial stone in a ceremony. Shield measurements: 528 x 448 x 24m.
Large silver shield: 105 x 90mm. Smaller silver shields: 45 x 40mm. I can confirm no research has been conducted on the other gents.
Condition report: has some wear, marks and scratches. Feedback says it all really. My descriptions are accurate as possible but please feel free to ask on anything not mentioned or for more pictures. I appreciate that cash can be a issue!
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