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Corp Thomas Peck Hunter
Birth: Oct. 6, 1923
Death: Apr. 3, 1945

World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Aldershot, England, he served as a Corporal in the 43 RM Commandos, Royal Marines. During actions on April 2, 1945, near Lake Comacchio, Italy, Corporal Hunter was in charge of a Bren gun squad. To save the lives of his unit, under heavy enemy fire, he stormed over 200 meters of open ground in the direction of a house block in which the enemy was situated. As a result of his charge the enemy was in disarray and six enemies surrendered, the remaining enemies fled the battlefield. During his charge towards the next house Corporal Hunter was wounded mortally while reloading his Bren gun. He managed to fire all his remaining bullets at the enemy before died. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross presented to his parents by King George VI on September 26, 1945. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
CH/X 110296 Corporal
Royal Marines
No. 43 R.M. Commando
3rd April, 1945 Aged 21.

"Memories to-day
Are sad to recall.
Without good-bye
He left us all"
Argenta Gap War Cemetery
Provincia di Ferrara
Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Plot: III.G.20.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 25, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9956286
Corp Thomas Peck Hunter
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
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- Lazer
 Added: Apr. 3, 2017
I paid my respects and took photos at the Commando Memorial's "Area of Remembrance" at Spean Bridge in Highland, Scotland on 20 May 2016 and there is a Cenotaph tribute marker for CPL. TOM HUNTER V.C. placed there. See Find A Grave Memorial# 166122606.
- Jim-S.
 Added: Jul. 9, 2016

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Apr. 3, 2015
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