According to his attestation papers dated April 12, 1915 at Toronto, Thomas Hunt was born on July 24, 1891 at Manchester, England. He listed his brother, John Hunt, Macdonald Avenue, Mimico as his next of kin. He was a machinist and had previous military experience of 3 years with the 1st Battery, Manchester Regiment and 9 months with the 9th M. H. Toronto. He was 23 years and 9 months of age and stood 5 feet 3 3/4 inches tall. He had blue eyes, brown hair and a medium complexion. He was a member of the Church of England.
According to the 1914 Toronto City directory John Hunt his brother was also a machinist living on the north side of Macdonald Avenue, Mimico. His brother is living in the same location in 1921 but is listed as a fitter.