Portrait of William Yeates Hunter in uniform with hat and a riding crop.
Bio/Historical Note: Major (Manitoba Regiment) William Yeates Hunter (b.1868) of Saskatoon was KIA 19180928 and is buried at Reninghelst New military cemetery southwest of Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. He was the son of Dr. William Frith Hunter and came from Margate, Kent, England, to homestead on NW21-49-4-W3, west of Shellbrook. Hunter served more than 13 years in the British Army and was with the 8th Kings (Liverpool) Regiment in the South African War. Hunter completed a BA at the University of Saskatchewan in 1915 and was a professor of English when he enlisted at Winnipeg, Manitoba, early the next year, leaving a wife Ethel Helen later of Montréal, Québec. Hunter was serving as an area commandant of part of liberated Belgium when he was killed (most likely by enemy bombs).