Name & Rank:
Sergeant Arthur William Hunt
Birth date & Location
1893, in Croydon, Surrey, UK
Frank and Catherine Elizabeth Hunt of 22 St. John’s Road, Croydon, Surrey, UK.
Arthur William Hunt was the second child born to Frank and Catherine Hunt in Croydon, Surrey, where Frank worked as a carpenter and joiner. Hunt had an older brother, Alfred Daniel, and two younger sisters, Dorothy May and Edna Kathleen Hilda. Prior to the war, Alfred assisted his father and Arthur worked as a clerk for a coal merchant. Both sons served in the First World War, Arthur for the 8th Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) and Alfred for The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Depot. Alfred married during the War and survived.
Very few records are available documenting Arthur William Hunt’s service with The Queen’s. Pension file index cards note that he died from wounds received in the last days of the war. The Common Wealth Graves Commission lists his battalion as 3rd/4th, but their scanned documentation lists Hunt as a member of “8/Queens Regt.” Hunt is buried at Canonne Farm British Cemetery, Sommaing, France.
Death date & Location
6 November 1918, somewhere near Sommaing, France.
Link to CWGA entry