Gt Bookham War Memorials - WWI - Rifleman Albert George Bungay
16Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps

CWGC record


Service Number R/14168
Died 20/05/1917
Aged 37
16th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps
Father of Mr. A. Bungay, of Eastwick Rd., Great Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey.

He was born in 1881 in Bookham. His father, also Albert, was a Labourer, who was born in Reading, Berkshire.

He was baptised on 20 Feb 1881 at St Nicolas, Great Bookham.
Albert was a painter living at Coach House Cottage, corner of Eastwick and Lower Roads. Bookham in Edwardian Times Ref no. 59411.

He was married to Annie Stemp on 21st April 1906 at St Nicolas, Great Bookham, by the Rector of Little Bookham, Rev J Robert Edwards: Albert George Bungay was aged 26,
Annie was aged 22;  her late father James Stemp was recorded as a Gardener.

When he was Attested at Belhus Park Camp on June 16 1915 he was recorded as a Widower living at Eastwick Street, Great Bookham; aged 34y 5m; a Painter and Decorator.

Annie's death at the age of 27 was registered in the 3rd quarter of 1911 (Epsom District vol 2a p74).

In the 1911 Census, Albert and Annie had three children: Albert aged 4, Susan aged 3 and Jessie aged 1. Their grandfather Albert Bungay, a widower, lived with them, he was 59.

Albert's Descriptive Report on Enlistment tells us he was 5ft 7 1/2". He records his next of kin as Albert Bungay, relationship Son (Father was written but crossed out).

Also recorded is Foster Mother Mrs Longhurst, 5 Broseley Cottages, Great Bookham.

The children's details are:

James Albert b12 Aug 06
Emily Susan b 2 April 08
Ellen Jessy b 3 Mar 10

In Bookham in Edwardian Times, in 1911, PN59806 Rose Edith Longhurst aged 29, married  to George Longhurst 33, bricklayer, was at 2 Broseley Cottages, Lower Road (in 2014 it was  211 Lower Road). Also in in the household were two Longhurst children and David Diment aged 19, farm labourer, and Albert Diment aged 14, both boarders. Albert Diment is on the War Memorial. The occupants of 5 Broseley Cottages in 1911 were the Sayers family.

There are Bungays in the Burial Register in 1886, 1921, 1926 and 1930.

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