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Name:
John William Hunt
Casualty No.:
Initials:
J W
Service No.:
17728
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Middleton in Teedsale
Age at Death:
23
Ranks:
Lance Corporal
Unit:
Durham Light Infantry, 20 Division, 61 Brigade, 11th Battalion
Place Enlisted:
Barnard Castle
Home Address:
44 Galgate, Barnard Castle
Civilian Employment:
John was a Grocer's Assistant at the Middleton-in-Teesdale Co-op, and later at Walter Wilson's Branch in Barnard Castle
Cause of Death:
Pneumonia and pleurisy
Date of Death:
11-January-1916
Place of Death:
North Evington Military Hospital, Leicester
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
St Mary's Church, Barnard Castle; Bowes Museum Obelisk; St Mary's Church, Middleton-in-Teesdale; Horsemarket Middleton-in-Teesdale Obelisk
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
St Mary's Cemetery Barnard Castle
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:

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.

Notes:

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-10/11/1915: Upper dale notes: Home visit

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

 

 

Teesdale Mercury-22/10/1919: Notes from the higher dales: Service to dedicate marble tablet

 

 

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