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In Memory of CHARLES WESLEY HUNT
Pioneer
322064
No. 4 Signal Sect 19th Div. Signal Coy., Royal Engineers

who died on
Sunday 25 August 1918 . Age 25.

Additional Information:
322064 Pioneer, No 4 Signal Section, 19 th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action on Sunday 25 August 1918. Age 25. The eldest son of Charles William and Ester Ann Hunt. The husband of Mrs. L. Hunt, The Post Office, Barford. He was born in Barford, he resided in Fairford, Gloucestershire and he enlisted in Coventry. He served overseas at some time after Saturday 1 January 1916. His brother Alec also served and survived the war. Buried in the Le Vertannoy British Cemetery, Hinges, Pas de Calais, France. He is also commemorated on a Memorial Screen, St. Peter’s Church, Barford. Holder of British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Cemetery:
LE VERTANNOY BRITISH CEMETERY, HINGES Pas de Calais, France Grave or Reference Panel Number: F. 14.


Location:
Le Vertannoy is a hamlet nearly 1 kilometre west of the village of Hinges, which is a small village 2 kilometres north west of the town of Bethune in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais. From the church in Hinges head north-west towards Gonnehem and after 500 metres turn left. The cemetery is approximately 200 metres on the left.


Historical Information:
The cemetery was begun in April, 1918, during the Battles of the Lys, and was used by Field Ambulances, Burial Officers and fighting units until the following September. There are now nearly 150, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified. The cemetery covers an area of 736 square metres and is vnclosed by a rubble wall.

Regiment, Corps etc.

Corps of Royal Engineers

Battalion/etc.

Surname

HUNT

Christian Name(s)

Charles Wesley

Born

Barford, Warwick

Enlisted

Coventry

Residence

Fairford Glos.

Died Date

25/08/18

Rank

PIONEER

Number

322064

Died How

Killed in action

Theatre of War

France & Flanders

Supplementary notes

(19TH DIV. SIGNAL COY., R.E.).

 

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