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Thomas Overton Hunt

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derby
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England
Hi Everyone,

I am trying to find more info on Thomas Overton Hunt

He was born in 1890 Derby as Thomas Overton.

I have found out most all of his siblings were registered as Overton Hunt but my great grandfather used Hunt Overton

I have found his Naval records but i cant seem to be able to insert it into this thread and cant seem to find anything after this.

Any help would be appriciated

Kind regards

Peter Overton
 
Hi Peter

Could he have gone to Yorkshire??

Name: Thomas H Overton
Birth Date: abt 1893
Date of Registration: Dec 1964
Age at Death: 71
Registration district: Bradford
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume: 2b
Page: 200

Looks like the birth is a bit out :eek:

Amanda
 
Hi Peter

You probably have this, but it may help others..

UK, Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services, 1900-1928

Thomas Overton Hunt
Birth Date: 10 Aug 1890
Birth Place: Derby
Service number: J75
First Service Date: 13 Jan 1908
First Ship Served On: Ganges II
Last Service Date: 2 May 1912
Last Ship Served On: Drake

Image lists ships with dates:
 
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Possible..

UK, Naval Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1972

Name: Thos O Hunt
Medal or Award: Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal
Service Year: 1914-1920
Service Location: Europe
Campaign or Service: World War I
Service number: 199/Tc
 
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Possible..

UK, Naval Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1972

Name: Thos O Hunt
Medal or Award: Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal
Service Year: 1914-1920
Service Location: Europe
Campaign or Service: World War I
Service number: 199/Tc

Unfortunately that isn't the correct one, he d. 1915 age 56y.. :(

First Name: T O
Surname: Hunt
DOB: Circa 1859
Age: 56
Nationality: British
Date of Death: 14/05/1915
Information: Husband of Henrietta Hunt, of 4, Hilda St., Goole.
Rank: Trimmer Cook
Service Number: 199/TC

Geoff
 
Hi Peter

Was just checking out what appears to be his last voyage, he was on HMS Drake up 1912. HMS Drake was the Australian Station flagship 1911-1913 [may be longer], I wonder if he ended up in Australia :rolleyes:

Geoff

EDIT: I wonder if that word in the remarks column is 'Run'?

Also overlooked, it mentions Sydney.
 
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Thank you Geoff

I have never had anyone in Australia before
Where do I start?

Edit: found this on the internet explains he may have done a runner!!

"I'm afraid to say that ' Run ' is a Navy term for deserted or absent without leave."
 
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Thank you Geoff

I have never had anyone in Australia before
Where do I start?

Edit: found this on the internet explains he may have done a runner!!

"I'm afraid to say that ' Run ' is a Navy term for deserted or absent without leave."

It did look to be the most likely given the circumstances.

This may be a good place to start looking TROVE

Geoff
 
Thank you Geoff,

I have just come off the phone with my mum.

It seems back in 1973 ish my grandparents received a letter from someone in Australia regarding and estate claim. Sadly my grandfather threw this in the fire.

How will I go about searching for a death around 1970 in Australia
 
Sounds as though someone knew something if the Australian authorities were able to contact your grandfather :rolleyes:

Geoff
 
Something to ponder, parents = Thomas and Mary, would Rowley have any meaning?

Thomas Overton
Birth Year: abt 1891
Age: 80
Death Place: Heidelberg, Victoria
Father: Thomas
Mother: Mary Rowley
Registration Year: 1971
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Number: 19833

Geoff
 
This is interesting, I wonder if this was an alias, all other info is same as Thomas Overton :rolleyes:

Thomas Palmer
Birth Year: abt 1891
Age: 80
Death Place: Heidelberg, Victoria
Father: Thomas Overton
Mother: Mary Rowley
Registration Year: 1971
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Number: 19833

Geoff
 
Maybe he did this so the military could not find him.

A lot of people on here know my troubles with finding the Overton family it is nice to actually have a break through

Again Geoff I can't thank you enough
 
This looks like him on the Wills/Probate index, some of them are downloadable, but I am not sure how to do this.

Given Name Family Name Alt. Name Occupation Residence Date_of_death File_Number
Thomas Palmer Rtd Heidelberg 18 Jul 1971 736/656

This is the link HERE

Geoff
 
I will try and find marriages for both names. But I'm assuming with the letter coming he may have had no children

Difficult to say, the death informant must have been someone with knowledge to know his parent's names.

I have been trying to track him down in the Electoral Rolls in the 1960's for clues, but nothing yet :rolleyes:

Geoff
 
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