Hawke Battalion Casualty Great War Medal Trio
1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal trio named to:
WZ – 583 G. H. HUNT. A.B. R.N.V.R.
George Henry Hunt was killed as a direct result of gun-shot wound to the thigh sustained 28th August 1918 whilst servicing in Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval DIvision near Rouen, France. He had been wounded previously at Gallipoli and had been Gassed in France.
He enrolled March 1915 with the service number Wales Z/583. His address given in Penyfan Road, Aberbeeg, Monmouthshire. He was born 5th January 1886. His papers reveal the following notable dates:
August 1915: Drafted to Hawke Battalion – He spent 2 brief periods with sickness before being Wounded in Gallipoli Peninsular in the Dardanelles 4th December 1915. Wounded in the right shoulder. Following another 2 periods of injury in France he was admitted to hospital in Rouen having been Gassed.
Having suffered twice already he was mortally wounded by Gun-Shot to the right thigh resulting in a compound fracture. He is Remembered with Honour at Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery Extension. He was the son of Henry and Lillian Hunt of Reading, Berkshire.
R.N.V.R. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
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