Rifleman Robert Hunter

Rifleman Robert How Hunter, M.A., 21st ( Service ) Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. He was killed in action, aged 27, in France on 17th September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, France. He had been born in Milfield and was the son of Andrew and Rachel Hunter. He had been educated at Berwick Grammar School and was then a student of Arts at Edinburgh University graduating M.A. in 1908. Before enlisting in January 1916 he had been employed as a school teacher in Grays, Essex.  The photographs show British troops on the Somme.

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