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Date of Birth
Date of Death
24 Apr 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
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Soldier or Civilian
Cpl George Thomas Hunt, 14574, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on April 24th, 1918. He was aged 28 and single.
The news was contained in a letter to his widowed mother Elizabeth at 13 May Street from Sgt Walby in Cpl Hunt's company. He wrote that her son was hit by a machine gun bullet while they were going over the top on the night of April 24th, and he died a few minutes afterwards.
George Hunt enlisted on September 4th, 1914, and first went to France in July 1915. After 11 months he was wounded and brought back to England, returning to France again in November 1916. He was wounded again on May 3rd, 1917, but remained in France. He was last home on leave at Christmas 1917.
Before enlisting, George was a foundry worker at Hayward Tyler & Co Ltd.