Albert Edward Hunt
Albert Edward Hunt, born on 14 October 1888, was the eldest of the two sons of Albert Hunt, a farm labourer, and Alice Eliza née Hogg of Fromebridge. He was baptised on 11 December the same year at St Mary's, the vicar recording his date of birth alongside the entry in the register (a most helpful practice!). Alice was a woollen cloth worker, like many of her neighbours. By 1901 Albert (senior) was a carter and the family had been completed by the arrival of Arthur William. Both boys were employed as woollen cloth workers by 1911.
Almost fifty medal roll index cards relating to men by the name of Albert E Hunt survive, so it is impossible to say whether Albert's is among them. The only tangible evidence of his service during the war is the inclusion of his name on the plaque in the village hall, and the record of him as an absent voter in 1918-20.
Albert married Alice Louisa Miles during the summer of 1920 and the couple remained in Fromebridge until at least 1936. However, by 1939 they had moved to Cress Green, Eastington, when Albert was working as a tarmacadam ganger and Alice part-time on Post Office duties. The death of Albert Edward Hunt was registered in the local area in the autumn of 1973.