Lt William Hunter RNR

There are 2 Lt William Hunter RNR, but one was killed in a submarine in 1916

1885 Mar 20 Born Liverpool.. Hhis father Simon was a Seaman, who had a master;s certificate. He died 7 Jul 1889 in San Francisco

1891 census His father was already dead

1905 Nov 3. Board of Trade Cert 2nd Mate.

1908 Oct 22. Board of Trade Cert 1st Mate.

1911 Jan 24. Board of Trade Cert. Master

1914 Dec 1 - 1915 May 20. He was the Master of the Kedah, sailing UK to China and back

1915 Jun 24 Commissioned Sub-Lt RNR. The record does not give a next of kin, but says his address in Nov 1914 was in Isle of Man (but he is not in 1911 IOM census). So I cannot link him to a definite Liverpool birth and any censuses.

RNR Record

1917 Jun 24 Promoted Lt . M28

1918 Jul/Sep married • West Derby, Lancashire, United Kingdom to Constance Muriel Lobley (1893–1966)

1919 Feb 10. Demobilised.

1919 Aug 6. Mate on the St Stephens to Sierra Leone

1921 May 24 Joined ADRIC with service no 2006. Posted to Q Coy

1922 Jan 14. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1939 Nov 19 Drowned on Torchbearer when it hit a mine. He was the Chief Officer