King John Hotel, Tollard Royal

Frederick Frank Hunt

Surname: Hunt
Other names: Frederick Frank
Other people in this story:
William Thomas Hunt
Margaret Jane Hunt née Hibbs
Elsie Mary Hunt née Card
Edwin John Hunt
William Thomas Hunt
Reuben Henry Hunt
John H. Newman
Locations in this story:
Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Mere, Wiltshire
Rushmore Park, Wiltshire

Frederick Frank Hunt was born in Tollard Royal, Wiltshire on 29th August 1887 and baptised there on 16 Oct 1887 the son of William Thomas Hunt and Margaret Jane Hunt (née Hibbs). Frederick enlisted as a Private in the 5th Service Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment on 31st August 1914 (Service No. 10521). His period of service was short lived as he was diagnosed with Chronic Enteritis and discharged on 26th October 1914 as 'unlikely to become an efficient soldier'. The 1921 Census shows him living with his parents at East Lodge, Ruchmorew park, Wiltshire, working as an Engine Driver of the estate.He married Elsie Mary Newman (nee Card) at Sixpenny Handley, Wiltshire, on 1st October 1923 and they had three children. His wife was the widow of John H Newman who had been killed in action during the war on 2 Nov 1918. His last known address was 32 Tollard Royal, Wiltshire (per the 1939 Register) where he worked as an estate labourer. He died in 1960 (Mere, Wiltshire, Registration District).  His brothers, Edwin John Hunt, Reuben Henry (aka Harry) Hunt and William Thomas Hunt, all served in the conflict and survived albeit Edwin died in 1926. Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.


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