Eldon Tichborne Hunt

Surname: Hunt
Other names: Eldon Tichborne
Other people in this story:
Harry Hunt
Elizabeth Eleanor Hunt (nee Marshall)
Amelia Lily Tarrant
Locations in this story:
Manston, Dorset
East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Droxford, Hampshire
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset

Eldon Tichborne Hunt was born in Manston, Dorset, on 13 Nov 1876 and baptised there on 18 Apr 1878 the son of Harry Hunt, a Farmer, and Elizabeth Eleanor Hunt (nee Marshall).  He lived his early life in Manston and later East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset.   He married Amelia Lily Tarrant in Droxford, Hampshire, during 1907 and by 1911 was farming at Manston Farm, Manston, Dorset.   He had served in the Territorial Units of both the Hampshire Yeomanry and, from the 12 May 1910, the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 464).  He had attended the usual annual training camps rising to the rank of Corporal.  He was embodied on 5 Aug 1914 and appointed a Sergeant.  He served in the UK only and was finally discharged on 27 May 1916 having served his full time.  He had been awarded the Yeomanry Long Service Medal but no other medal records can be found.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Oyles Mill Farm, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, working as a Farmer as well as being a Volunteer ARP Warden.  He had moved to Holyrood House, Shaftesbury, Dorset, by the time of his death on 23 Feb 1963.


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