PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Hunter, David McCowan (Service number: 235346)
Date of birth: August 28th, 1922 (Burnholme/Cumnock, United Kingdom)
Date of death:  June 21st, 2000
Nationality:  British
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
     
MILITARY CROSS (MC)
Rank: Lieutenant
Unit: 7th Parachute Battalion, Army Air Corps
Awarded on: August 31st, 1944
Awarded for: Operation Tonga
Action: 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."
 
     
1939-1945 STAR
 
     
FRANCE AND GERMANY STAR
 
     
WAR MEDAL 1939-1945
 
     
GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL 1918-1962
Details: With "S. E. Asia 1945-46 " clasp.
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35600/supplement/2701
- https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36384/supplement/839
- Page 4046 | Supplement 36679, 29 August 1944 | London Gazette | The Gazette
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