Only child of George and Mary Hunt of Rose Cottage, Middleton in Teesdale. His father worked as Labourer at local quarry.
John was married to Frances Hunt of 44 Galgate.
5ft 10inch, Blue eyes, light complexion.
He was reprimanded on 25th April 1915, at Lark Hill Camp, Salisbury Plain when on active service for attending church practice without taking a shave: admonished.
John contracted pneumonia and pleurisy whilst serving and died at North Evington Military hospital, Leicester after being transferred from a french hospital.
His widow Frances Hilda Hunt was awarded 15/- week pension. The Army questioned in records if his pneumonia was due to his war service.
Teesdale Mercury 19.01.1916- Page 5: Column 2
Death of Lance Corporal J.W. Hunt, from Barnard Castle - of th e11th Durham Light Infantry