Walter Hunt

Surname: Hunt
Other names: Walter
Other people in this story:
Charles Hunt
Amelia Hunt (nee Matthews)
Locations in this story:
Kington Magna, Dorset
Basra, Iraq
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Walter Hunt was born in Kington Magna, Dorset, in 1897 and baptised there on 5 Sep 1897 the son of Charles Hunt and Amelia Hunt (nee Matthews).  He lived all his life, apart from Military Service, in Kington Magna.  By 1911 his father was no longer living with the family and his mother and the children were residing at Hartmoor Hill, Kington Magna and Walter was working as a Telegraph Messenger.   He had enlisted and had served with the Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) as a Private (Service No. 51857).  He was posted to Mesopotamia and was attached to the 25th Squadron.   It was here he was killed in action on 30 Oct 1918.  He has no known grave and is remembered on the Basra War Memorial, Iraq, (Panel 41).  He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  He is also remembered on the Kington Magna, Dorset, War Memorial.  (NB: His name also appears on the Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, War Memorial on a plaque which is thought to have come from Kington Magna.)


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