Walter Edward Bunting (1888–1957)


 Buckinghamshire Yeomanry (Royal Bucks Hussars) 75827 1/1st Battalion
Royal Army Service Corps R/382072  

Walter was born and raised in the parish of Wirksworth, at Homesford. The family later moved to Robin Hood, Whatstandwell. During the war, he served with the 1/1st Royal Bucks Hussars. In 1926; December qtr (Bakewell reg district), he married Bertha Reeds. Walter worked as a wood machinist and lived at Longway Bank and Cromford. His brother Walter is on the Roll of Honour.

Medal Roll Index Card
Walter Edward BUNTING 1/1st Bucks Yeomanry Private 75827 and RASC R/382072
Awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
[Notes: On the RASC medal rolls another Crich Parish man (James Stanley Lee) is listed on the same page as Walter, only a few regimental numbers removed. Both transferred into the RASC on the same day; many men clearly transferred to the RASC from cavalry regiments in March 1918]

Newspaper Report

Derbyshire Courier, 2 August 1919
Sapper Charles Greenhough of Whatstandwell, who has been serving with the RFA for about four years mostly in Palestine and Egypt arrived home a few day ago. It is over three years and a half since he was on leave. Pte Walter Bunting of Robin Hood, Whatstandwell, has also arrived home.

Walter Bunting's brother George Bunting is also on the Roll of Honour.


1901: Gregory's Tunnel, Holloway

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
George Bunting Head 43 Blacksmith Crich
Ellen Bunting wife 40   Combrook, Warwick
George Bunting son 14 Stone mason apprentice Wirksworth
Walter Bunting son 13   Wirksworth
Elsie Bunting daughter 7   Wirksworth
Henry P Bunting son 11   Wirksworth
Violet Bunting daughter 4   Wirksworth
Richard Bunting son 3   Wirksworth

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1911: Whatstandwell

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
George Bunting Head 53 Journeyman blacksmith Crich
Ellen Bunting wife 51   Cambrook, Warwick
George Arnold Bunting son 24 Stone mason Wirksworth
Walter Edward Bunting son 23 Machinist, wood sawyer Wirksworth
Elsie Bunting daughter 17 Folder Lea Mills Wirksworth
Violet Bunting daughter 14 machine hand Wirksworth
Richard Bunting son 13   Wirksworth
Avis Bunting daughter 8   Holloway

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1918 Voters List
Walter Bunting, Robin Hood, absent on military service.

1939 Register: Wirksworth area
Walter Bunting b.11 January 1888; wood machinist
Bertha Bunting b.27 September 1893; hosiery overlooker