1891 – September 3, 1916; 25 years old
Last local address: 11 Harriet Street, Norwalk (renter)
Unit: 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters
Born to Edward (1852-?) and Mary Ann (1857-?). Three sisters, Annie (1880-?), Flossie (1882-?), and Elsie (1897-?). One brother, John (1886-?).
British citizen based on this newspaper article from The Republic Farmer (Bridgeport, CT) on September 12, 1917. Also noted was that he was captured by the Germans at some point.
1914 City Directory
1915 City Directory
From http://www.beeston-notts.co.uk/ww1_hayes.shtml, footnote 2: Arthur Hayes returned on the SS New York from New York, arriving at Liverpool on 6 June 1915. He gave an address of “Wooley Street”, Beeston. He was traveling with Walter Spray and Walter Smith, who gave an address of 19 Freer Street, Long Eaton, Derbys, and Fred Hunt, who gave an address of Hope Street, Beeston. Fred, the son of Edward Hunt of 29 Newton St, Beeston, is known to have gone to America in 1911, arriving at New York on SS Celtic on June 4th. He then traveled with his uncle, Henry Hunt, and traveled on to Henry’s brother, “J Hunt” in Norwalk, Connecticut, (Ellis Island and UK Arrivals records)
Lance Corporal Hunt is buried at Ancre British Cemetery, D50, 80300 Beaumont-Hamel, France; Plot I.B. 32. Photo from findagrave.com.