Frank Lingard HUNT
Rank: Sapper
Number: 368578
Unit: Imperial Recruits Depot, Nova Scotia ROYAL ENGINEERS
Date of Death: 6 February 1918
Age: 36
Cemetery: St John the Evangelist Cemetery, Windsor, Nova Scotia

Frank's specific connection with Stockport is unknown. He had been born in Hyde in the early months of 1881 so may have lived or worked in the area or had family who did. He had emigrated to America and had been living in New Haven, Connecticut.

Rather than join the US army when America joined the War, Frank opted to enlist in the British Army and joined up in New York. He was then sent north to Nova Scotia to the "collection depot" at Windsor. Military records published after the War show that he "died". This is a designation normally indicating a death from natural causes but no further details are known.

At some point, Frank had married Margaret. In the early 1920s, when the War Graves Commission collated its casualty information, she was living at 12 Highbury Mansions, St Leonards-on-Sea. Frank is, presumably, the Frank Hunt commemorated also on the War Memorial in his native Hyde.

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