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Private George Henry HUNT, G/19404, 1st Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 29th August 1918, age 24.

Born Long Eaton, Staffordshire, son of Harrison Frederick & Emma Hunt, of 19, St. James Terrace, College Street, Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire. 


1911 Census - 19, St. James Terrace, College Street, Long Eaton, Derbyshire -  Harrison Frederick Hunt, head, age 46, married, Goods Guard, Midland Railway, born Winthorpe, Lincolnshire; Emma Hunt, wife, age 47, married 23 years, 8 children, 7 still alive, born Belper, Derbyshire; Edith Alice Hunt, daughter, age 21, single, lace factory, strip winder, lace, born Toton Sidings, Nottinghamshire; Mable Eliza Hunt, daughter, age 19, at home, born Toton Sidings, Nottinghamshire; Frederick William Blyth Hunt, son, age 17, single, lace factory, beamer, born Toton Sidings, Nottinghamshire; Alice Concent? Hunt, daughter, age 13, lace factory, threader, born Toton Sidings, Nottinghamshire; George Henry Hunt, son, age 14, lace factory, sweeper up, born Toton Sidings, Nottinghamshire; Lilly Emma Jane Hunt, daughter, age 11, school, born Long Eaton, Derbyshire; Arthur Dennis Hunt, son, age 8, school, born Long Eaton, Derbyshire; Darris? Alsop, niece, age 12, school, born Derby.


Enlisted Long Eaton, Staffordshire, age 19, height 5ft 6¾ inches. Resided 19, St. James Terrace, Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire.

Home 27th October 1914 to 2nd September 1916; BEF 3rd September 1916 to 6th March 1917; Home 7th March 1917 to 25th June 1917; BEF 26th June 1917 to 23rd October 1917; Home 24th October 1917 to 27th May 1918; BEF 28th May 1918 to 29th August 1918.

27th October 1914, enlisted & posted 5th Reserve Battalion, Notts & Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Forsters), Service No.3129 or 3126 (70456); 4th September 1916, embarked / disembarked; 4th September 1916, 14th Infantry Base Depot, transferred from 2/5th Reserve; 17th September 1916, 14th Infantry Base Depot, posted 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters; 2nd November 1916, 5 Field Ambulance, shell shock; 9th November 1916, rejoined Battalion; 17th February 1917,Casualty Clearing Station, JCT right foot; 26th February 1917, 6th General Hospital; 6th March 1917, to England on Hospital Ship, St David; 7th March 1917, posted Depot; 7th March 1917 to 11th April 1917, Hospital trench feet; 20th April 1917, transferred to 4th Battalion; 26th June 1917, posted 9th Battalion & BEF; 27th June 1917, Folkestone, embarked; 27th June 1917, Boulogne, disembarked; 28th June 1917, 14th Infantry Base Depot; 21st July 1917, transferred to 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd August 1917, wounded; 3rd August 1917, 96 Field Ambulance, wounded scalp & thigh; 10th August 1917, 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, to 126 Ambulance Train; 11th August 1917, Boulogne, 3 Canadian General Hospital, shell wound, head & right leg; 16th September 1917, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot; 17th September 1917, rejoined Battalion; 19th October 1917, wounded; 22nd October 1917, Wimereux, 14 General Hospital, gun shot wound foot; 23rd October 1917, to England per Hospital Ship, Princess Elizabeth; 24th October 1917, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th December 1917 to 22nd December 1917, furlough from Northern Central Hospital, Leicester; 31st December 1917, posted Eastern Command Depot, Shoreham by Sea; 3rd January 1918 to 15th April 1918, Eastern Command Depot, Shoreham by Sea; 16th April 1918, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th May 1918, Fort Hosted, Chatham, absent from 6.30am Parade, admonished, forfeits 1 days pay; 28th May 1918, posted Infantry Base Depot "J; 28th May 1918, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th June 1918, joined Battalion, In the Field; 28th June 1918, 14 Field Ambulance, gun shot wound, neck; 29th June 1918, 2 Australian General Hospital, Boulogne, gun shot wound, neck; 30th July 1918, Infantry Base Depot "J"; 4th August 1918, rejoined Battalion.

17th March 1919, date when Separation Allowance of 7/6 a week, payable to mother will cease.

8th October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, none; Mother, Emma Hunt, 19, St. James Terrace, College Street, Long Eaton; Brothers - Arthur Denis Hunt, age 17, 19, St. James Terrace, College Street, Long Eaton; Sisters - Olive E? Hunt, age 22, 19, St. James Terrace, College Street, Long Eaton; Lily E J? Hunt, age 20, 19, St. James Terrace, College Street, Long Eaton; Edith A Goff, age 30, 33, Scott Street, Derby.

Commemorated at Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Panel 7, France.


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