Born: 26th February 1866, Rougham, Suffolk.

Baptised: 1st April 1866, at Rougham, Suffolk.

Died: 3rd June 1900; age: 35 years & 4 months; Died from a malignant new growth affecting his stomach – on board the Steam Ship ‘Cephalonia’ at Southampton Docks.

Lieutenant and Adjutant M.J. Prentice of the Invalid Depot, Netley, Hampshire, organised for the body to be buried at the Royal Victoria Hospital Cemetery, Southampton, Hampshire.

Residence: Rougham, Suffolk.

Enlistment Date: January 1884.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 798.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Hazara 1888 & Capy Colony.


Laid to rest 9th June 1900.

Grave Reference:

Royal Victoria Hospital Cemetery,






1871   Great Green, Rougham, Suffolk.


Frederick was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Hunt, 45, a General Labourer, born Rougham.

Mary Ann Hunt (nee Coulton), 41, born Rougham.

William Hunt, 9, born Rougham.

Ann Hunt, 7, born Rougham.

George Hunt, 6, born Rougham.


1881   Great Green, Rougham, Suffolk.


Frederick was 15 years old and living with his parents & brother.

George, 55, an Agricultural Labourer.

Mary Ann, 51.

William, 19, an Agricultural Labourer.


Frederick’s mother, Mary Ann Hunt died April 1882, Rougham, Suffolk.


On the 4th October 1892, Rougham, Suffolk, Frederick married Florence Annie Lock, born May 1873, Rougham.

They had 6 children:

Percy Frederick Hunt, born March 1893, Rougham.

Leonard Alwyne Hunt, born May 1894, Rougham.

Harvey Ashton Hunt, born September 1895, Rougham.

Stanley Owen Hunt, born November 1896, Rougham.

Ruby Winifred Hunt, born March 1898, Rougham.

Reginald Victor Hunt, born March 1899, Rougham.


Soldiers’ Effects to Florence Hunt – widow.


One of the notable Battles with a large loss of Suffolk life was the “Battle of Suffolk hill” at Colesberg, Northern Cape 5th- 6th January 1900. The hill was originally called Red or Grassy Hill. The Suffolk regiment was ordered to make a night attack on a Boer position on the heights, four companies, 354 of all ranks, set out at midnight under the command of Col. Watson. The Suffolks were met by a storm of bullets. The Colonel was amongst the first to fall, and the party later retired with 11 officers and 150+ men killed, wounded or captured.

The Boer War.

Suffolk Regiment 

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  • What a find. My great grandfather was Fred’s brother.He died in Bury workhouse hospital in 1911


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