HUNT Edward

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Edward Hunt was an architect, the son of Henry Hunt and his wife who lived at The Old House in Caldecott. His parents ran a farm and trained racehorses. He joined the Royal Field Artillery on 1 August 1916 and and arrived in France on 30 May 1917. He served with 50th Division Trench Mortar Battery, taking part in the fighting around Arras. But after just five weeks on the Western Front, Edward was wounded by a shell and shortly afterwards died in hospital, on 3 July 1917. He was buried at Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, grave I.N.9, and remembered on Caldecott's war memorial. After the war his widow Kathleen remarried and was recorded as living in Leicester.

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Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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