Alfred Bunting

Alfred Bunting was born 1882 in Newbold, Derbyshire. His father was William Bunting. He married Sarah Ann Clay December 26, 1904 in Brampton St. Thomas, Brampton, Derbyshire.

In the 1911 census Alfred, Sarah and their 2 year old daughter Dora were living at 53, Derby Road, Birdholme.

Dora was born April 19, 1909, Alfred December 16, 1911 and Edwin was born next, date unknown.

Attested: September 10, 1914. Alfred was 34 years 147 days old. He worked as a collier. Alfred was 5' 9 3/4" tall, weighed 142 lbs, had a pale complexion and had grey eyes and brown hair.

Army number: 16258. Rank: Sergeant. Unit: Nottingham and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters).

Alfred went to France August 27, 1915 until November 7, 1917. He was promoted to Sergeant March 23, 1916.

Alfred was discharged February 14, 1918, no longer physically fit for War Service. He was 37 years 315 days old. He had been assessed at the 3rd Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. Alfred had been gassed.

Alfred received his Silver War Badge 318478 February 20, 1918, together with the King's Certificate.

Alfred Bunting is the maternal grandfather of George Oakley of Newton Aycliffe.