Southwater War Memorial
3854 Private Australian Infantry AIF 51st Battalion|
Enlisted 18th October 1915
Three months service in Egypt
18th August 1916 of wounds in the 6th General Hospital, Rouen, as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. He had previously been in hospital with a septic knee
St Sever Cemetery , Rouen, FRANCE B27.24
John's effects were returned to his father. They included a presentation watch (damaged) with strap, handkerchief
small penknife, three mittens, a brush, identity disc, 2 coins, 2 mirrors, purse with chain attched, notebook,
knife, lighter, wallet, 2 photos and a pipe.
John was the son of Peter and Elizabeth Huntley. He was recorded as being a salesman, single from East Canning, Perth, Western Australia.
His father Peter was baptised at Southwater on 17th August 1862, the son of a farmer.|
John was recorded as being a salesman, single, from East Cannington, Western Australia and his father
was Peter Huntley of "The Whim", Broadwater Lane, Southwater. He was the younger brother of WJ Huntley, tobacconist, West Street, Horsham
John attended Roffey School and was apprenticed to Messrs Tanner & Chart. He emigrated to Australia in 1911, intending to follow his trade
as a draperís salesman, but went into fruit farming with his brother, Charles. They purchased some land, which his brother claimed after the war.
His parents moved to 27 Bedford Road, Horsham after the war.
St Sever Cemetery , Rouen, FRANCE
The family home at "The Whim", Copsale