Author Topic: Frederic Bunn - Can anyone help?  (Read 6223 times)

Jonathan_NW

  • Guest
Frederic Bunn - Can anyone help?
« on: June 14, 2008, 04:15:00 PM »
Hi all.

I am looking for any information at all on Frederic Bunn b. 1874. I know he was with the Manchester's as this information appears on the service record of his younger brother and this 'next of kin' section was submitted in 1897. According to the 1881 census his birthplace is simply stated as being the East Indies. I realise it's not much but any help whatsoever would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Jonathan.



Offline Wendi

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,715
  • Peeking into the past
Re: Frederic Bunn - Can anyone help?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008, 08:31:41 PM »
Hi Jonathan and a Warm Welcome to the Forum  ;D

Have you investigated the National Archives?  His papers will probably be there.  Perhaps this link may help http://www.shrinkurl.org/152/

Wendi  :)
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it!  No matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and with your own common sense" ~ Buddha

Offline harribobs

  • Site Monkey
  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,175
Re: Frederic Bunn - Can anyone help?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2008, 09:24:34 PM »
in the boer war casualty lists we have :-

Bunn   F.   2969   Pte.   Died Enteric   P.M. Burg   29 June 1900


could this be Frederic?
“It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply
  to serve as a warning to others."

ladysmith

  • Guest
Re: Frederic Bunn - Can anyone help?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 09:03:09 AM »
2969 Pte. F. Bunn is shown as being in the 1st Battalion. He is buried at Fort Napier, Pietermaritzburg and his grave is marked with a metal cross. His religion is shown as Wesleyan. Strangely, he isn't listed on the 1st Battalion QSA Medal roll.

David

Jonathan_NW

  • Guest
Re: Frederic Bunn - Can anyone help?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008, 07:23:53 PM »
Thank you all for the information and help. I'm very grateful. It's good that I now know what happened to Fred. His two younger brothers including Charles, my Great Grandfather, both served in the Boer War and both also re-enlisted and survived the Great War. Now I can move on to their father and try and find his service records..!!

Best wishes.

Jonathan.

Jonathan_NW

  • Guest
Re: Frederic Bunn - Can anyone help?
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2008, 12:28:41 AM »
Hi all

After discovering my Great Uncle's last resting place at Fort Napier, Pietermaritzburg I have managed to obtain a couple of photos. I am led to believe there are a number of members of the Manchester Regiment buried here. The crosses are undergoing restoration and the name plates have been removed for cleaning. I have been promised more pictures when the name plates are refitted and hopefully all names will be transcribed for look ups etc.

Jonathan


liverpool annie

  • Guest
Re: Frederic Bunn - Can anyone help?
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2008, 01:53:06 AM »


I'm struck at what a lonely place it seems Jonathan !

I for one - would love to see the new pictures when you get them !

Annie  :)

Jonathan_NW

  • Guest
Re: Frederic Bunn - Can anyone help?
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2008, 07:59:00 PM »
Just received this pic. A big thank you to the boys at southafricawargraves.org


« Last Edit: October 26, 2008, 08:18:15 PM by Jonathan_NW »

tisgrannie

  • Guest
Re: Frederic Bunn - Can anyone help?
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2008, 08:33:05 AM »
Hi Jonathon, I hope you don't mind my adding the pics to our War Graves section. Great you got the individual grave photo.
regards
tisgrannie

liverpool annie

  • Guest
Re: Frederic Bunn - Can anyone help?
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2008, 01:34:06 PM »
Just received this pic. A big thank you to the boys at southafricawargraves.org




Lovely !

RIP Frederic Bunn

Jonathan_NW

  • Guest
Re: Frederic Bunn - Can anyone help?
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2008, 03:57:10 PM »
is there any reason in particular as to why he is absent from the 1st Battalions QSA medal roll?