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‘Western Front’ D.S.O. group of four awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel G. V. Hunt, Army Service Corps, late Behar Light Horse and Shropshire Light Infantry

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‘Western Front’ D.S.O. group of four awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel G. V. Hunt, Army Service Corps, late Behar Light Horse and Shropshire Light Infantry

Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., silver-gilt and enamel,; 1914 Star and bar, Capt: G. V. Hunt. A.S.C.; British War and Victory Medals (MID emblem to Victory), Lt. Col. G. V. Hunt.)

D.S.O. London Gazette 1 January 1917.

M.I.D., London Gazette 4 January 1917.

Granville Vere Hunt was born in India at Mian Mar, Bengal, on 2 April 1875.

He was commissioned from the Behar Light Horse as 2nd Lieutenant into the Shropshire Light Infantry on 19 September 1900.

Transferred to the Army Service Corps on 19 September 1901;

Lieutenant, 19 September 1902;

Captain, 1 May 1905;

Major, 30 October 1914;

Acting Lieutenant-Colonel, 11 January 1917 to 2 March 1920.

He served in France and Flanders from 23 September 1914 to 11th November 1918, From 1st February 1913 to the 31st October 1915 he was an Inspector of Subsidised Transport Vehicles, and in command of Heavy Repair Shops from 11 January 1917

A member of the Aldershot army and navy masonic lodge 1910 to 1921, then joining the Simla lodge in 1921

He died on the 22nd November 1954 leaving an estate of £2056 14s, 9d  He was living in Ferndown Dorset at the time.

Sold with copied Medal Index Card and some other research.

Condition – GVF