Lonely ANZAC remembered

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Lonely ANZAC remembered

The centenary of the death of The Lonely ANZAC will be commemorated in Peterborough.

Sergeant Thomas Hunter from the Australian army was shot in the spine and partially paralysed at the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

While being transferred by train to Halifax his condition deteriorated and the train made an emergency stop in the city and he was taken to Peterborough Hospital which is now the Museum where he died.

A hand felted commemorative blanket in memory of Sergeant Hunter will be laid at the War Memorial in July.

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