HUNTER, Thomas Peck  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Hunter, Thomas Peck
Date of birth:  October 6th, 1923 (Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain)
Date of death:  April 2nd, 1945 (Lake Comachhio, Italy)
Nationality:  Scottish
     
     
VICTORIA CROSS
Rank: Corporal
Unit: 43 Commando, Royal Marines
Received on: 26 September 1945
Action: During a solo action on 2 April 1945 near Lake Comacchio, Italy, Corporal Hunter offered himself as a target to save the lives of his unit. Under heavy enemy fire and firing with his Bren gun 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 block Corporal Hunter was wounded mortally while reloading his Bren gun. He managed to fire all his remaining bullets at the enemy before his strength failed him.
Details: Corporal Hunterís Victoria Cross is publicly displayed at The Royal Marines Museum in Southsea, Great Britain.
Thomas Peck Hunter is buried at the Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy.
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Victoria Cross Reference
- The Register of the Victoria Cross - published by This Engeland 1997 - ISBN 0906324270
- Special thanks to Iain Stewart from The History of the Victoria Cross
   
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