1891 ā€“ 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.

A three part caption reads: 1) Arthur Hayes, Norwalk, Corporal, Wellbach Rangers; went in July 1915; killed by a sniper July 1916; 2) Frederick Hunt, Norwalk, Lieutenant, went July 1915; died a prisoner of war in August 1917; and 3) Walter Smith, Norwalk, Private, went June 1915, overseas with Wellbach Rangers; killed in action in 1916.

1914 City Directory

1915 City Directory

From, 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


Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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