John Brunton

Jacky Brunton

John Brunton was the son of Matthew William Brunton and Eva Rose of Aycliffe, who had married in 1910. In the 1911 census Matthew and Eva were living with his parents, Edward and Margaret Brunton, in Aycliffe. Edward was a grocer and Matthew a butcher.

Matthew had two sons, Alfred E. born 1914, and John, born April 17, 1917.

Matthew Brunton died October 24, 1920. Eva married William Walker 1927.

John served in WW11 as Aircraftman 2nd Class, 946579, Royal Airforce Volunteer Reserve, 98 Squadron.

John died June 17, 1940.


Source: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom

BRUNTON , Aircraftman 2nd Class, JOHN, 946579, 98 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Lost in S.S. Lancastria 17 June 1940. Age 23. Son of Matthew William and Eva Brunton, of Aycliffe, Co. Durham. Panel 26.