BUNN, Walter George

Somerset Light Infantry. 30 August 1918

Walter Bunn was born at Aston and enlisted in the Somerset Light Infantry. He was sent to the 1st Battalion which had been in action since August 1914. In 1917 they fought in several major actions of the Third Battle of Ypres and in 1918 were forced to retire in the face of the first German Spring offensive in March. However, from the 21st August they were part of the Advance to Victory and fought their way to the Hindenburg Line. There were many casualties and one was Private Walter Bunn who was killed on the 30th August. He is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial and on the Halesowen Memorial.

Commemorated at:

Halesowen St. John

Halesowen St. John

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB

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