Major David Hunter M.I.D.

Major David Hunter, M.I.D., Special List and Army Gymnastic Staff. He died on Active service in Russia, aged 44, on the 18th October 1919. he had been born in Jedburgh and was the son of the late John and Helen Hunter of Old Bondgate, Jedburgh.  He was thye husband of Margaret Hunter of ivy Place, Berwick-upon-Tweed whom he had married in 1900.He had served his apprenticeship as a baker in Jedburgh before enlisting in the Kings Own Scottish Borderers in the 1890s. By 1901 he was a Staff Sergeant in the Army Gymnastic Staff at Sandhurst. He left the Army in 1914 after 21 years service bur re enlisted on the outbreak of war. He was commissioned in 1916 and landed in France as a captain in August 1917. He volunteered for service with the British Military Mission against the Bolsheviks and was Camp Commandant of the Physical Training Corps when he died of enteric fever at Taganrog. He is commemorated on the Haidar Pasha Memorial, Istanbul, Turkey. ( This Memorial was visited by the author in 2002 ).

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