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Hunter, David McCowan

Date of birth:
August 28th, 1922 (Burnholme/Cumnock, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
June 21st, 2000
Service number:
235346
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

David Hunter joined the army in January 1942.
In December 1943 he volunteered to join the Parachute Regiment.

30 mei 1942: 2nd Lieutenant - Royal Scotts

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
7th Parachute Battalion, 5th Parachute Brigade, 6th Airborne Division, British Army
Awarded on:
August 31st, 1944
Awarded for:
Operation Tonga
Recommendation:
"During the airborne action at Benouville on 6 June 44 this officer received a very painful head wound early on in the day. The fighting was of a most strenuous nature but despite his wound Lt Hunter was always to the forefront of the fight encouraging his men by his own outstanding example. He continued to fight with the Company all through the day and was eventually evacuated when his Company was relieved by a counter attack. The example and devotion to duty of this officer was quite outstanding and contributed largely to the success of the operation."
Military Cross (MC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With "S. E. Asia 1945-46 " clasp.
General Service Medal 1918-1962

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