Willoughby Bunting (1885–1917)


Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 81511 10th Battalion

Willoughby was the oldest of the Bunting brothers. He married Martha Turner in 1908. He enlisted in March 1917, previous to which he was employed at the stone yard of Messrs Charles Lister and Son, Whatstandwell. Serving with the 10th Foresters, he died of wounds on the Western Front in 1917. He is buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium, and he is named on the war memorial at Crich.

Medal Card
Awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

Newspaper Report

Belper News, 2 November 1917
Mrs Willoughby Bunting, of Crich Carr, received news at the end of last week that her husband, Pte Willoughby Bunting, Sherwood Foresters, was seriously wounded in action in France. Information has this week been received that his death has taken place. He enlisted in March last, previous to which he was employed at Messrs Charles Lister and Son’s Stone Yard, Whatstandwell.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Initials W.
Nationality United Kingdom
Rank Private
Regiment/Service Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Service Number 81511
Unit 10th Bn
Date of Death 18/10/17
Additional Information Husband of Martha H. Bunting, of Park View, Whatstandwell, Matlock
Casualty type Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference XII. I. 23.

War Graves certificate for Willoughby Bunting


WW1 headstone for Willoughby Bunting
81511 Private Willoughby Bunting
Notts & Derby Regiment
18th October 1918 aged 32

Soldiers' Effects Book
Willoughby Bunting; 10th Bn; Notts & Derbt; Private 81511; died of wounds France 18.10.17; War Gratuity £3; paid out to:
14.2.18 widow Martha £1 17s 0d
13.4.18 widow Martha £1 3s 3d
15.11.19 widow Martha £3


1901: Crich Carr

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Joseph J Bunting Head 46 Fireman at wireworks Moorwood Moor
Lizzie Bunting wife 46   Nottingham
Joseph J Bunting son 19 Gritstone quarryman Crich Carr
Willoughby Bunting son 16 Errand boy Crich Carr
Thomas W Bunting son 14 Errand boy Crich Carr
Mary Hh. Bunting daughter 12   Crich Carr
Elsie Bunting daughter 11   Crich Carr
Emma A Bunting daughter 8   Crich Carr
Duglas Bunting son 6   Crich Carr

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1911: Crich Carr

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Turner Head (wdwr) 71 Labourer pensioner Whatstandwell
Martha Hannah Bunting daughter 26   Whatstandwell
Willoughby Bunting son in law 23 Labourer farm Whatstandwell
Harold Lancashire nurse child 4   Manchester

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Willoughby Bunting's brothers Thomas Bunting and Douglas Bunting are also on the Roll of Honour.