Private Alfred Hunt

Private Alfred Hunt

Thank you to Bernice Forsyth and Mary Day from Capel Local History Group for allowing Dorking Museum to publish their research.

Alfred was born in Merton, Surrey in 1891 son of Alfred and Emma Hunt. At the time of the 1901 census, the family are living in Denbies Lodge, Ranmore, Dorking. Alfred senior is working as a gardener/domestic worker.

Alfred enlisted at Guildford in the 1st Battalion of the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. His residence is given as Dorking.

Alfred died of his wounds on the 11th of May 1916 aged 26 years. He is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, France. At the time of his death his parents’ residence is given as West Lodge, Midgham, Reading.

Born                             Merton, Surrey
Lived                            Ranmore, Dorking

Son of                          Alfred and Emma Hunt
Brother of                     Charles Henry Hunt

Enlisted                        Guildford

Regiment                     1st Battalion, Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment
Number                        G/4050

Date of Death              11th May 1916
Place of Death             France
Cause of Death            Died of Wounds

Age                              27

Cemetery                     Bethune Town Cemetery, France