Other names: Arthur Reginald George
Locations in this story: Cann, Shaftesbury, DorsetPembroke, Pembrokeshire, WalesPortsmouth, Hampshire
Story: Arthur Reginald George Hunt was born in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 11 Aug 1900 the son of John Thomas Hunt and Wilhelmina Augusta Martha Hunt (nee Knight). He lived his early life in Higher Blandford Road, Cann, Shaftesbury. He enlisted on 10 Sep 1917 in the Royal Marines Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. PO 20261). He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals after the end of the conflict but remained in the services. He married Eva Roberts in Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales, during 1924. On 5 Feb 1929 he transferred to the Royal Navy as a Stoker (New Service No. K57165). He eventually rose to the rank of Petty Officer Stoker during which time he was awarded the Royal Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. He continued to serve into WW2 and his last posting was on 1 Dec 1941 and his record further indicates he was fully released on 23 Oct 1945. He died in Portsmouth, Hampshire, on 5 May 1987 and was buried at the Kingston Cemetery, Portsmouth. His brother, Cossley John Berkeley Hunt, was regrettably killed in action during WW1.