Date of birth: 14th February 1913
Parents: William John and Annie Hunt of 42 Guy Street
Wife: Florence Minnie May Hunt
Address: 28 Newburgh Crescent, Warwick
Occupation: Fitter for London Midland and Scottish Railway. L M S R
Ronald was born on 14th February 1913. He had a brother William born in 1895. Ronald’s father William (1877-1945) had served briefly during WW1. He was a gardener and in 1915 was working at Guy’s Cliffe Gardens living in Woodloes Lane. Ronald’s mother Annie died in 1938 aged 62.
Ronald married Florence Gardner in Warwick in September 1934. They had one son David born in 1936. According to the 1939 census the family were living at 28 Newburgh Crescent and Ronald was a fitter’s mate working for the London Midland and Scottish Railway.
Florence remarried to William Gemmell on the 15th February 1949. They had a daughter born in the same year. Florence died in Warwick in 2001 aged 88.
Rank & Number: Lance Corporal, 5118159
Regiment/Service: Corps of Military Police
Date of death: 29th November 1942
Cause of death/Battle: Died of smallpox whilst serving with the Military Police in the Middle East
Commemorated/Buried: Buried in Beirut War Cemetery, Lebanon. 3. D. 1.
Commemorated locally at:
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office