Fred Hunt

We see here a memorial to Fred Hunt one of 13 City players known to have died in WW1. A local lad, Fred worked for sculptor Harry Hems at his workshop in Longbrook Street. He played as an amateur for City reserves in the seasons leading up to the war. Newspaper reports described him as a ‘good back’ and ‘a very keen and clever footballer of fine physique’. Hunt signed up in December 1914 (alongside Norman Kendall whose grave we have just seen) and served in India and Egypt. He died of pneumonia on 4 November 1918 at a hospital in Gaza, Palestine. He is buried in the war cemetery there. A Grecian far away but never forgotten.

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