1885 - 1916
CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916
Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916
Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
Cpl 06329 Alfred Hunt
- Age: 32
- From: Liverpool
- Regiment: 20 LONDON REGT
- Died on Friday 15th September 1916
- Commemorated at: Thiepval Memorial
Panel Ref: P&F P & F 9D,9C, 13C and 12C
Alfred Hunt was born in Liverpool in 1884 the son of Henry and Elizabeth Williams who had been married at St Clements Church Toxteth in August 1874.
In 1891 the census records the 7 year old Alfred as having six siblings : Mary aged 15, Elizabeth 14, Edith 11, Henry 9, Charles aged 4 and James aged 1. Their mother Elizabeth was born in Liverpool and was 38 and their father Henry was 39 and a house painter born in Ireland. The family’s address was 15 Manchester Road, Liverpool.
Alfred’s brother Henry died at the age of 15 in 1896.
By the 1901 census the family lived at 4 Venus Street, Henry is still working as a house decorator as is Alfred. Daughter Elizabeth is working as a domestic cook. Charles and James are at home too. Daughter Edith is away working as one of three servants at the home of a borax manufacturer in Bankfield Road, West Derby. It is not known where James’s other sibling Mary is at this time.
Alfred’s father Henry died in 1902 at the age of 51. Edith married in October 1902
Alfred married Esther Moses in the winter of 1906. The couple had five children – two daughters born in 1907 and 1908, and three sons in 1910, 1913 and 1914.
There is no information in the 1911 census for Alfred.
Alfred enlisted in the 20th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 29122, alongside his brother James enlisting alongside him as Private 29123. James joined the 19th Battalion. At some point Alfred transferred to the 20th County of London Battalion (Blackheath and Woolwich) as Private 6239.
James was killed in action on the 30th July 1916 aged 27 at the village of Guillemont, France, during the Somme Offensive.
Alfred was killed in action on the 15th September 1916 aged 32 on the opening day of the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, during the Somme Offensive.
There is no known grave for either brother. They are united in being commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial and on the Roll of Honour at Liverpool Town Hall.
Their brother Charles also died in Liverpool late in 1916.
Two notices were published in the Liverpool Echo on 14th July 1917:
Missing now Killed – Private James Hunt K.L.R. who has been missing since 30th July 1916 is now officially reported killed on that date. He was the younger brother of Private Alfred Hunt, killed in action on September 15th 1916, and resided with his mother Mrs Hunt at 19 Harewood Street, Liverpool.
Hunt – July 30th 1916, reported missing, now presumed killed on that date, aged 27 years Private James Hunt, K.L.R. (19th Pals), the dearly loved youngest son of the late Henry Hunt and of Elizabeth Hunt, 19 Harewood Street, Everton. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by his mother and sisters.
The Commonwealth War Grave site gives the following information about Alfred: Son of Henry and Elizabeth Hunt, of 19, Harewood St., Everton, Liverpool; husband of Esther Hunt, of 68, Cavan Rd., Clubmoor, Liverpool.
We currently have no further information on Alfred Hunt, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.
Killed On This Day.(103 Years this day)
Thursday 19th September 1918.
Pte 88128 John William Rimmer
33 years old