WALTER HUNNS

 

 

Born: 1878, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

Died: 21st November 1920; age 41; Died at the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital of Nephritis. Served 2 years & 227 days.

Residence: 4, Neale Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Clerk.

Enlistment Details: Date: 28th July 1916; Age: 37 years & 8 months. Height: 5ft & 9 ins.

 

Service: Home – 28th July 1916 – 9th June 1917. B.E.F. 10th June 1917 – 5th March 1918. Home – 6th March 1918 – 19th July 1918.

Sick – 6th March 1918 – admitted to 3, Western General Hospital, Newport, Monmouthshire. Discharged – 19th July 1918 to 15, Northgate Street, Ipswich.

 

Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 340214

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

BA.1A.29A.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Harry Hunns; husband of Annie Ida Hunns, of 4, Neale Street, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   11, Albert Street, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

 

Walter was 3 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Harry Hunns, 31, an Agent – Prudential Life Assurance, born March, Cambridgeshire.

Betsy Hunns (nee Peach), 31, born Wimblington, Cambridgeshire.

Bertha Hunns, 1, born Wisbech.

 

1891   16, Beaconsfield Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

 

Walter was 13 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Harry, 40, a Com. Agent.

Betsy, 40.

Bertha, 11.

Maud Hunns, 5, born Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Edith Hunns, 3 months, born Great Yarmouth.

1 guest.

1 domestic servant.

 

1901   34, Christchurch Street, Ipswich.

 

Walter was 22 years old, a Commercial Clerk. He was 1 of 3 boarders at the boarding house of 50 year old widow, Caroline Wayling & her daughters – own account.

 

1911   34, Christchurch Street, Ipswich.

 

Walter was 33 years old, a Manufacturer’s Estimator Clerk – Corset Factory. He was 1 of 4 boarders at the boarding house of 64 year old widow, Caroline Wayling – own account.

 

Walter’s mother Betsy Hunns, died 1901, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

 

On the 25th May 1912, Ipswich, Walter married Annie Ida Sowersby, born September 1891, Leicester, Leicestershire.

They had 1 son:

Harry Sowersby Hunns, born October 1912, Ipswich.

 

Walter received & signed for the King’s Certificate on discharged – 25th July 1918 at his home – 18, Northgate Street, Ipswich.

 

                                   Bury Free Press – 27th November 1920.

The many friends of Mr. H. Hunns, of ‘Hazelden,” Albert Crescent, will regret to hear of the death of his son, Mr. Walter Hunns, aged forty one, who died at the Ipswich Hospital on Sunday. Mr. W. Hunns, who resided at Ipswich with his wife and little boy, served with the R.G.A. in France, where he was wounded, and had not enjoyed good health since his discharge from the Army. He was in Bury for four months this past summer, during which time he took a keen interest in the Garland Street Baptist Chapel.

 

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Royal Garrison Artillery:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-royal-artillery-in-the-first-world-war/

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