Private Joseph Bunker

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

31 Jul 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Farm labourer

Service Number


Place of Birth

South Normanton
United Kingdom

World War I Address

18 Boyle Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 30th August 1917
Pte Joseph Bunker

Pte Joseph Bunker, 60856, 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers, was killed in action in Belgium on July 31st, 1917. He was aged 24 and left a widow, Lydia Emily.

He enlisted in the Royal Fusiliers in May 1916 and was invalided home with trench foot in February 1917. The following June he returned to the front,

Born in South Normanton, Derbyshire, he had spent much of his life at Flitwick, where his father Richard was a stockman on a farm. At the time of the 1911 Census, Joseph was also working on the farm, as a labourer.

On November 6th, 1915, Joseph married Lydia Emily Simpson at Christ Church, Luton, and they lived at 18 Boyle Street. His parents Richard and Emma were by then living at 61 Albert Road, Luton.

Individual Location

Pte Joseph Bunker

Author: Deejaya

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