Second Lieutenant Norman Hunter

Second Lieutenant Norman Archbold Hunter.  ” A ” Coy., 26th Battalion, ( 3rd Tyneside Irish ) Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action during the raid on” Triangle Trench” near Hargicourt  in France on 3rd September 1917, aged 22. He was the son of Andrew and Rachel Hunter of Milfield, Wooler and is buried in Hargicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France. He was educated at Berwick Grammar School and then Edinburgh University where he was a student of Arts from 1912-1915 and excelled at cricket. He enlisted in the R.A.M.C as a private in October 1915 before becoming an Officer cadet in December 1916. He was commissioned into the Tyneside Scottish in May 1917 and went to France in June 1917. ( The Memorial has his initials as J.E. and we hope this is the same soldier ). At this time the Battalion were in trenches in the St. Quentin sector and the raid cost 2 Officers and 16 Other Ranks.

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