John Hunter was the son of Edward Hunter. He was born in Bellaghy, County Londonderry about 1871. He was the husband of Elizabeth Hunter. John enlisted in Glasgow. Private John Hunter was serving with the 15th Battalion of the Royal Scots when he was killed in action on Monday 22nd October 1917. He was 46 years old.
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.