HUNT, Peter Pte. 15348

Peter Hunt

Peter Hunt

Peter Hunt was born in Much Hoole near Preston on the 18th March 1893, one of eight children born to Margaret and Charles Hunt; they cannot be found on the 1901 Census but were living at 113 Geoffrey Street in Chorley according to the 1911 Census.

Peter served in the Pals as a Stretcher Bearer and played the trumpet in the Battalion Band. Peter was wounded at Serre on the 1st July 1916, after treatment, being transferred to the Labour Corps as Private 415158.

He worked as a Weaver at Moss Mill at Lostock Hall near Preston and lived at 7 Vicarage Street in Chorley in 1914, attending Eaves Lane Congregational Church. The 1918 Chorley Electoral Roll had him as an absent voter from 7 Vicarage Street in the town. Local searches showed that a Peter Hunt married Mary Potts at Park Road Methodist Church in 1919.

During the Second World War, Peter worked as a Policeman with the M.O.D Police at the Royal Ordnance Factory at Euxton. Well known in Brass Band circles, Peter played the cornet and was affectionately known by the nickname of “Peewee Hunt”.

He died on the 14th May 1973.