Frederick Hunt was the son of James and Annie Hunt of 10 Tipton Road, Sedgley. In 1914 he was a moulder in a hollow-ware works and he volunteered, along with his brother Charles, for the South Staffordshire Territorials. His number was 2662 and his brother’s 2667. They joined the 1/6th Battalion in the 137th (Staffordshire) Brigade, 46th (North Midland) Division, and went to the Western Front on the 5th March 1915. After serving in the Ypres sector for three months they were moved to Artois early in October to reinforce the units still fighting the Battle of Loos. They were given the difficult task of attacking the Hohenzollern Redoubt and Fosse 8 in front of which many other units had failed. They attacked over open ground at 2 p.m. on the 13th October. It was nearly half a mile to the well defended German wire and a third of the men were casualties, including Private Frederick Hunt who was killed in action. He was 25 years of age and is commemorated on the Loos and Sedgley Memorials. His brother Charles died on the 9th August 1916.
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