St.Alban's is a living church which serves the community and on this blog and its attached pages you will find details of the church both past and present and how to contact us. Some pages are still under construction so please bear with us for a while.

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Another purpose of this blog is to provide a genealogical guide to the church of St.Alban the Martyr which is situated in St.John's Road, Westcliff on Sea, Essex. Like many churches it contains a wealth of material of interest to people studying local history and family history. It is our intention to provide, as best we can, information about the many people who are commemorated in this beautiful church. Obviously this is a work in progress and the project has only just begun so we ask for your patience. If you have, or think you might have, historical connections with the church, we'd love to hear from you.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

ARTHUR WARNER HUNT (1887 - 1918)

Arthur Warner Hunt was born at "St.Hilda" Grove Hill, Woodford, Essex in 1887, the son of  George Hunt a paper merchant and his wife Kathleen (nee Warner). By April 1911 the family (which included Arthur's younger brother, George) had moved to 39 St.Helen's Road, Westcliff on Sea. In late 1915 Arthur, who was working as a stockbrokers clerk, married Dorothy Marguerite Bond and they set up home at 185 Hamlet Court Road. On 3 December, shortly after his marriage, Arthur enlisted in The London Regiment (Artists Rifles) at Southend. The following October he was given an acting commision (later confirmed) as a 2nd Lieutenant in 11th Battalion, Esssex Regiment. He was killed in action on 28th April 1918 and is buried at Esquelbecq Military Cemetery (grave 1.A.29) in France.

Esquelbecq Military Cemetery

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