Hunt, John Henry Sneyd Carew

Son of Robert Ponsonby Carew Hunt (Com. 1858) and Ada, daughter of the Reverend John Sneyd he came to Winchester from Ascham House, Bournemouth: he played in Lords in 1893. In 1895, he was appointed a clerk in the Probate and Divorce Registry, Somerset House. He took a prominent part in first-class cricket, playing for Middlesex from 1902 to 1905 and for the Gentlemen in 1904 and 1905. His obituary in Wisden in 1917 recorded that “He was a very good all-round cricketer, and so keen and enthusiastic that he was more valuable on a side than many players of greater natural gifts. He was a very plucky punishing bat, a useful bowler, right-hand fast, and a brilliant fieldsman, wherever he was placed”.

On the outbreak of war he enlisted as a Private in the 15th Battalion County of London Regiment and subsequently obtained a commission in the 23rd Battalion. He fell on September 16th 1916, aged 42, during the costly but ultimately successful capture of High Wood.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Hunt
  • Forenames or initials: John Henry Sneyd Carew
  • House: E
  • Years in School: 1888-1893
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: London Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 24th November 1875
  • Date of Death: 16th September 1916
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer H4
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown but commemorated on Pier and face 9D, 9C, 13C and 12C of the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL