Percy George Hunt

Surname: Hunt
Other names: Percy George
Other people in this story:
Charles Hunt
Sarah Hunt (nee Wilkins)
Winifred Nellie Galpin
Stanley Charles Hunt
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Yeovil, Somerset
France & Flanders
Sturminster, Dorset
Clutton, Somerset
Norton, Somerset

Percy George Hunt was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 2 Sep 1891 the son of Charles Hunt and Sarah Hunt (nee Wilkins).  He lived his early life at 29 High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where his father was in business as a Fruiterer and Florist.   He attended Shaftesbury Grammar School and on leaving there boarded out in Yeovil, Somerset, where he was employed as a Clerk in a Newspaper Company.   He enlisted with the Somerset Light Infantry rising to the rank of Warrant Officer Class 2 (Service No. 12107).   He served with the 6th Battalion in France and Flanders and was eventually discharged on 24 May 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.   His marriage to Winifred Nellie Galpin was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1924.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Bowden Hill, Clutton, Somerset, working as a Sub-Postmaster.   His death was recorded in Norton, Somerset, in 1953.   His brother, Stanley Charles Hunt, also served in the conflict.


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