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Samuel Hunt enlisted in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment on 11th November 1914, and landed in France on 8th August 1915 with a batch of reinforcements for the 1st Battalion.

In 1916 Samuel is noted as being ‘accidentally’ wounded, although a casualty report remarks he was gassed. He was added to the roll of those entitled to the Silver War Badge, however he was later removed.

Samuel survived the war and was subsequently discharged.

No further service records have been found.

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2 Responses to 17882 PTE. S. HUNT. L.N.LAN.R

  1. RG says:

    Today a friend gave me a couple of old medals. One is titled: “The Great War for Civilization 1914-1919”. On the edge of the medal is inscribed “17882 Pte S. Hunt L N LAN R”. RG 19/10/2012

  2. admin says:

    Hi RG,

    The medal you have is indeed Samuel Hunts’ WW1 Victory medal. Samuel was also awarded the 1914/15 star and British War Medal. Unfortunately as no other service records exist for Samuel (a large proportion were destroyed in the Blitz), there probably won’t be much more information you can discover about him. I would suggest going through the 1901 and 1911 census and hoping that there was only one Samuel Hunt in Lancashire.

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