He was the son of Kennedy Hunter. In 1901 the family lived in house 33, Townparks, Antrim, Co. Antrim.
By 1911 Hunter is boarding in house 22.1, Onomy, Urban West Street, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan. He is described as a Bank Clerk.
The Belfast Banking Company 'Roll of Honour' booklet records Hunter as being 'previously injured' with his last kniown address as 'in France'.
He served in Central and Derry.