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PostSubject: BRIGADE-SURGEON J. H. HUNT, L.R.C.S.I.   Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:05 pm

"WE regret to announce the death of Brigade-Surgeon J. H. Hunt, Medical Staff, which occurred at North Camp, Aldershot, on -February
23rd. The deceased gentleman received his professional education at the Meath Hospital, Dublin. When a student he gained the Royal
Humane Society's silver medal for jumping from Carlisle Bridge into the Liffey, and rescuing a boy from drowning. He entered the Army
Medical Department in 1858, and was stationed at Halifax, N.S. During the Trent affair he accompanied the force in thd winter march
from New Brunswick to Quebec, and soon afierwards was gazetted assistant-surgeon to the 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade. After.serving a
number of years with his regiment in Canada, he proceeded to India.His next service was in South Africa, in 1879-80, when he took part
in the Zulu Campaign, and was present at the battle of Ulundi. He was mentioned in despatches, and received the medal and clasp. His
service since then has been divided between England and the Madras Presidency. The extremes of heat and cold, together with the hardships of the war in Africa, told upon a constitution at one time strong, and the late cold weather endured in an Aldershot wooden
hut, brought on capillary bronchitis, which terminated fatally. Brigade-Surgeon Hunt was a good type of the army surgeon, being a man of excellent physique, good features, and genial manner. The son of an officer, he possessed the military instinct in a high degree, and was a strict disciplinarian. No medical officer in the service was better known or more liked, and wherever the English army is stationed
his loss will be regretted. He was buried at Aldershot with military honours. Surgeon-General Hendley, C. B., and every officer and man
of the medical staff not on duty, attended, as did Major-General Buchanan, and numerous staff and other officers and men of the division. Brigade-Surgeon Hunt leaves a widow and one child".
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PostSubject: Bgde - Surg J.H..Hunt    Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:30 am

J.H. Hunt is listed in the Forsyth Roll and Mack & Shad , as Surgeon Major during the AZW , entitled to the medal and 1879 Clasp .
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