Captain Frederick William Hunt

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Reference WMO222494

Address:

Coggeshall Road

Feering

Essex

Feering

CM11 2DR

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Other monolith
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Small obelisk with 4 plaques - 1 with regimental badges and 3 with information.
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Captain Frederick William Hunt19th Lancers (Fane’s Horse) Frederick William Hunt was born on the 22nd December, 1880 son of the Reverend William Cornish Hunt and the late Elizabeth Hunt (Nee PYM). The family came from Odell, Bedford but moved to Feering in 1898 and lived at the Warrens. Frederick went to Marlborough College from May 1894 until Christmas 1897. In Feb 1899 Frederick was commissioned to 4th Battalion, The Essex Regiment as 2nd Lieutenant, Warley Depot. Commissioned into the Leicestershire Regiment from the Essex Regiment on the 18th April 1900 and advanced to Lieutenant on the 18th June 1901. Transferred to the Indian Army on the 10th April 1903 and appointed Squadron Commander of the 19th Lancers (Fane’s Horse) on the 18th April 1904. Employed with the King’s African Rifles in Somaliland from April, 1907 until October 1911. Advanced to Captain on the 18th April, 1909. One of the original 55 intelligencers with the British Expeditionary Force to France at the beginning of the Great War. He was wounded at the Battle of Mons, Belgium. 22 August 1914 with a bullet through his jaw but back at the front on the 17th September 1914. He was gazetted as a Staff Officer but soon resigned as he thought the job was “too soft” and wanted to be in the fighting line. Cpt Hunt was then attached to the 4th Hussars in the front line near Ypres. On the 31st October, 1914 aged 33 years he was killed in action whilst trying to recover a machine gun having rescued the body of Lieutenant Kenneth North. For his bravery he was Mentiond in Dispatches gazetted on the 17th February 1915. Had he not turned us in his hand, and thrust Our high things low and shook our hills as dust, We had not been this splendour, and our wrong An everlasting music for the song of earth and heaven IN MEMORY OF CAPTAIN F.W. HUNT 19TH BENGAL LANCERS, FANE’S HORSE KILLED IN ACTION OCTOBER 31 1914 AND HIS FELLOW SOLDIERS OF PEACE WHO ALSO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR OF 1914 – 1918 A memorial was erected near here by his parents and was used by Feering residents as a war memorial until it was taken down in the 1960’s. The inscription on the original memorial is a quotation from Euripedes ‘Trojan Women’ about the horrors of war for both the victor and the vanquished and is included as part of this new memorial to Captain Hunt to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Great war 1914 – 1918. His name is on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial and on the Roll of Honour for the Parish of Odell where his father was the vicar and where Frederick was born. His medals include: Medal with 8 clasps South AfricanWar, 1899 -1902 – Relief of Kimberley Queen’s medal with 5 clasps King’s medal with 2 clasps East Africa (Somaliland) 1908 – 1910 medal with clasp MID WW1 Laurel WW1 Star WW1 Victory Medal

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