Other names: Stanley Charles
Locations in this story: High Street, Shaftesbury, DorsetSherborne, Dorset
Story: Stanley Charles Hunt was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 5th November 1889, the son of Charles Hunt (a Seedsman and Ironmonger) and Sarah Hunt (née Wilkins). Apart from Military Service, Stanley lived all his life in Shaftesbury. He married Amy Sarah King in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1915 and they went on to have one daughter. Stanley enlisted and joined the 1st Battalion of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (Service No. 29245), eventually becoming a Lance Corporal. It is not know in which area he served but on his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. The 1921 Census shows him living at 29 High Street, Shaftesbury, described as a Fruiterer and Greengrocer. By the 1939 Register the address was given as 12 High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, still a Fruiterer and Greengrocer as well as a Special Constable. His death is recorded in the Sherborne, Dorset, Registry on 27th August 1973. His brother, Percy George Hunt, also served in the conflict.