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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Ordsall Nottinghamshire
Walter was born in 1895 at Ordsall and was the son of George a foreman joiner and Martha Hunt née Spittlehouse of 31 Grove Street, New Balderton, Newark. His father George was born in 1872 at North Scarle and his mother Martha Spittlehouse was born in 1869 at Treswell, Nottinghamshire, they were married in 1892 at East Retford and went on to have the following children, Elizabeth b1892 Ordsal, George Henry Joseph b1893 Ordsall, Walter b1895 Ordsall, Percy William b1901 Balderton, Arthur b1904 Balderton and Edith Alice b1908 Balderton. In the 1911 census the family are living at 31 Grove Street, New Balderton and are shown as George 39 yrs a foreman joiner, he is living with his wife Martha 42 yrs and their children, Elizabeth 19 yrs a dressmaker, Walter 16 yrs an apprentice iron moulder, Percy William 10 yrs a scholar, Arthur 7 yrs a scholar and Edith Alice 3 yrs.
He was an iron moulder.
24 Apr 1915
20
155191 - CWGC Website
1396
Newark-on-Trent
Private
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Walter Hunt enlisted at Newark, he served with the 1/8th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He landed in France on 2nd March 1915 and was killed in action on 24th April 1915 he is buried at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, Belgium. grave reference E.73
Five Newark men serving with the 1/8th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment were all killed on 24th April 1915, when a German mortar exploded in their trench they were all buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, Belgium, they were Privates , Richard East, Charles Redmile, William Godfrey, Walter Hunt and Bert Sketchley His brother Private George Henry Joseph Hunt enlisted at Portage La Prairie on the 26th Oct. 1914, when he gave as occupation, bridge-builder. He served with the 27th battalion Canadian Infantry and came over with the second contingent. He was killed in action on 15th September 1916 his name commemorated on the Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Article published in the Newark Advertiser 4th May 1915 :- Son of George & Martha Hunt, 31 Grove Street, New Balderton. Employed by Messrs. J. Simpson & Co. before the war and would have been 21 in January. Killed in the trenches by the explosion of a German bomb. Brother of George Hunt, killed in 1916.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Walter Hunt - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle