Hunter, Captain Alexander James (AA 145)

Hunter, Alexander James

Born: 31 July 1894
Died: 19 November 1947

Alexander James Hunter was born on 31 July 1894. At aged twenty, he travelled to South Africa as a 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Royal Rifle Corp onboard the troopship Roslin Castle. Hunter was a member of the 3rd Battalion Naval and Military Expeditionary Forces, 1914-1917, and was mentioned in despatches. Following his discharge in 1918 due to ill health, Hunter is reported to have had a photography business in Kadina, South Australia. On 16 February 1921, Hunter is appointed as District Officer in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.

The South Australian Museum Archives contains records collected and created as a District Officer in Papua New Guinea as well as whilst on patrol with Patrol Officer RM Farlow to the Bismark Mountains.