Other names: William Thomas
Locations in this story: Tollard Royal, WiltshireMesopotamiaSouth Lodge, Rushmore Park, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
Story: William Thomas Hunt was born in Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, in 1894 the son of William Thomas Hunt, a Carpenter, and Margaret Jane Hunt (nee Hibbs). He lived all his early life in Tollard Royal. He had enlisted on 12 Aug 1914 with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 9933). He had served in Mesopotamia (present day Iraq) and had received very severe gun shot wounds to the head and shoulders. As a result of his condition he was discharged as being unfit for further service on 7 Feb 1917 and awarded the Silver War Badge No. 48381 as well as the Victory and British War Medals plus the 1915 Star. His address on discharge was South Lodge, Rushmore Park, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire. His marriage to Eleanor Mabel Salmon was registered in Tisbury, Wiltshire, during 1919 but no further reliable information has been found though his Army Pension record card shows a possible date of death as 15 Apr 1929. Of his brothers, Frederick Frank Hunt had enlisted in 1914 but been discharged very early due to illness and Edwin John Hunt had served throughout the period of the conflict and survived until 1926 whilst Reuben Henry (aka Harry) Hunt had served and survived until he was 90 years of age.