Frederick Bruntnell was the brother of Mr G. Bruntnell who lived at 103 King Street, Dudley. He volunteered for the Worcester Territorials and joined the 2/7th Battalion in the 61st (2nd South Midland) Division. After much training they crossed the Channel and landed in France on the 25th May 1916. They moved to the quiet area of Vieille Chapelle near Festubert for trench experience and in June spent short tours of duty in the front line. There were few casualties but Private Frederick Bruntnell was killed in action on the 21st June. He is buried in Merville Communal Cemetery (VI P 66) and commemorated on the Dudley Memorial
Town Hall, Priory Street, Dudley
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