William Hunt

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: March 1916
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 23031
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
  • Unit/Ship: 7th/8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 29
  • Date of Death: 28.03.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 6

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 5 Ellen St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Postal Worker, General Post Office, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Francis Hunt

  • Father:

    John Hunt, 90 Victoria Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Hunt

William has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial.

William Hunt  23031  K.O.S.B.

Lance-Corporal William Hunt, K.O.S.B., was the youngest son of Mr John Hunt, 5 Ellen Street, Dundee.  He was 30 years of age, and was formerly a postman between Kingennie and Monikie, but prior to enlisting in March, 1916, he was transferred to the General Post Office, Dundee.  He had been sixteen months at the front.

Dundee Courier 1st May 1918

William Hunt   23031   King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Dundee Killed.

Lance-Corporal William Hunt, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, youngest son of Mr John Hunt, 5 Ellen Street.  He was formerly employed as rural postman between Kingennie and Monikie, but prior to joining up was in the Post Office Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 4th May 1918

Lance-Corporal William Hunt, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, who has been killed in action, was the youngest son of Mr John Hunt, 5 Ellen Street, Dundee. Lance-Corpl. Hunt, who was 30 years of age, enlisted in March, 1916, and has been in France for 16 months. He was formerly employed as rural postman between Kingennie and Monikie, but prior to joining up was in the General Post Office, Dundee.

Broughty Ferry Guide 3rd May 1918

FORMER KINGENNIE POSTMAN KILLED.

Mr John Hunt, 5 Ellen Street, Dundee, has received intimation of the death in action of his youngest son, Lance-Corporal William Hunt.

Lance-Corporal Hunt, who was 30 years of age, was previous to the war rural postman from Kingennie to Monikie, but before enlisting was transferred to the General Post Office, Dundee.  He joined up in the K.O.S.B, in March, 1916, and had been sixteen months at the front.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 30th April 1918

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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