On 29th April we remember the 100th Anniversary of Dunsby man, Amos Fisher Hunt who was killed this day in 1918.
Amos Fisher Hunt was born in Dunsby, Lincolnshire in c 1898.
His birth was registered in Bourne in the June quarter of 1898 indicating a birth between April and June of that year.
Amos was the eldest child of Philip Lound Hunt a Farm Labourer from Dunsby and his wife Ellen Fisher.
Amos’ father, Philip, was born in Dunsby c1869. He married Ellen Fisher in 1895, she was born in Morton c1867. This marriage was registered in the Bourne District but it is likely that this could have taken place in Morton.
The children of Philip and Ellen are:
Amos 1898 (WW1; 32nd Bn Royal Fusiliers, City of London Regiment)
Frederick William c1902
Phyllis Elizabeth c1910
On the 1911 census Amos Fisher Hunt was living in Dunsby aged 12 with his parents and siblings.
Amos is next mentioned in a clipping from the Grantham Journal from 3rd May 1919 in the “In Memoriam” section from his Father, Mother, Brother and Sister
The Soldiers Died in the Great War records show Amos’ place of residence as Bourne Lincolnshire but he enlisted in Grantham. It also states that he was formerly 6/13728 T.R. Battn
Other comments on the CWGC records show that Amos was the Son of Philip Lound Hunt and Ellen Hunt, of Dunsby, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
Amos’ war office records are yet to be uncovered and may be part of the records that were destroyed by fire in the Blitz.
The medal rolls do not show Amos as eligible for a 1915 Star so we must assume that he did not serve abroad before 1816.
From the Commonwealth War Graves Commission we know that Amos was serving in the City of London Regiment of the 32nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers, when he was killed on 29th April 1918
Private Amos Fisher Hunt 66545, 32nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers, is remembered with honour at the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.
Grave Ref: IX.B.4.