War Service: Edward Hunt served as a Company Sergeant Major with the 3rd Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) and his service number was 1450. He had previously served with the military and had re-enlisted by 6th January 1915. He died on 17th January 1917 of pneumonia aged 35.
Location of Memorial: He is buried in Brockley cemetery, where his name is recorded on the screen wall listing those whose graves have no headstone.
Details: Edward Hunt was born on 10th May 1881 in Chertsey and baptised on 2nd May 1883 at St Peter's Church, Chertsey. His brother, William Joseph, was also baptised on the same day. According to the 1891 census Edward lived at Goosepool, Chertsey with his parents James and Ellen, his four brothers Robert, Joseph, John and Richard, and his sister Emily. He attended Windsor Street Church of England School, Chertsey and Sir William Perkins' Church of England School, Chertsey (boys).
He enlisted into the Imperial Yeomanry on 1st February 1900. He was desribed as being 5ft 7 ½ inches tall and weighing 140 lbs, with blue eyes, fair hair and a fair complexion. He had served in Africa. His next of kin was listed as JH Hunt of Goosepool, Chertsey.
He was the husband of Annie Hunt, of 16 London Road, Far Cotton, Northampton and they had a daughter, Alice, born 26 October 1910.
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