In memory of

Private Christopher G. Hunter

4th Royal Scots

†November 12th 1917, age 40

Christopher Gray Hunter joined the Reserve Battalion of the 4th Royal Scots when they were stationed at Loanhead about the end of 1915 or the beginning of 1916.  After a period of training he was selected for draft and was sent out to Egypt at the end of 1916.  He was in most of the fighting in the advance on Gaza and was killed on 17th November 1917 in the second battle of Gaza.  He was 40 years of age. Christopher never held any rank.  He was offered promotion as an N.C.O.  several times but preferred to remain a private. He was the youngest son of the late David Hunter, J.P., D.L. of Blackness, Forfarshire and was born in Portobello.  He was educated at the Edinburgh Institution.  He was good at all games but golf was the game in which he shone most.  He was a scratch player in the Royal Edinburgh Golf Club. Private Hunter was the brother of David Hunter of Macbiehill.He was in most of the fighting on the advance on GaH           

The Jerusalem Memorial stands in Jerusalem War Cemetery, 4.5 kilometres north of the walled city and is situated on the neck of land at the north end of the Mount of Olives, to the west of Mount Scopus. There are 2,514 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in the cemetery, 100 of them unidentified. The memorial commemorates 3,300 servicemen who died during the First World War in operations in Egypt or Palestine and who have no known grave.