|1. Memorial:||Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.126|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||24C GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Husband of Louise Annabel Cecil-Hunt, of Laurel Bank, Totton, Hants and later Ripplevale, Longueville, Lane Cove River, New South Wales. Wine Merchant, Southampton (1910).
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit :||10/Worcestershire Regiment|
|Action :||The Battles of Ypres 1917 (Third Ypres, or Passchendaele)|
John Cotterill Pte Arthur Cecil HUNT (36445) 10th Bn. Died of his wounds at a Casualty Clearing Station. 17/10/17. During the period 14-17 Oct 10 Worcester Regiment were in the line in the area of the Bassevillebeek as the 3rd Battle of Ypres came towards an end. During this routine trench holding period two officers and 12 other ranks were wounded.
See also: Sussex People for a complete biography.
31 July - 10 November 1917. By the summer of 1917 the British Army was able for the first time to fight on its chosen ground on its terms. Having secured the southern ridges of Ypres at Messines in June, the main attack started on 31st July 1917 accompanied by what seemed like incessant heavy rain, which coupled with the artillery barrages conspired to turn much of the battlefield into a bog. Initial failure prompted changes in the high command and a strategy evolved to take the ring of ridges running across the Ypres salient in a series of 'bite and hold' operations, finally culminating in the capture of the most easterly ridge on which sat the infamous village of Passchendaele. The Official History carries the footnote ?The clerk power to investigate the exact losses was not available? but estimates of British casualties range from the official figure of 244,000 to almost 400,000. Within five months the Germans pushed the British back to the starting line, which was where they had been since May 1915.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Clausentum No. 1461 E.C.||Hampshire & IOW|
5th October 1910
2nd November 1910
1st February 1911
In the contribution records of the Lodge at United Grand Lodge, it shows that he was in arrears for two years leading to 1917 and the final annotation as "In a Mental Hospital". If this were the case from 1915, perhaps recovering from trauma, he had made it back to the front line by 1917.
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley
Researcher : Tom Hawley Website : Sussex People - Masonic Roll Researcher : David Earley