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Name John George Bunn
Nick Name  
Last Known Address 50 Duke Street, Fulwell, Sunderland.
Family Circumstances Son of James and Lucy Ann Bunn, Husband of Bella Bunn.

Unit of Service 12 th Bn Durham Light Infantry.  / Labour Corps. 765th Area Employment Company.
Number and Rank 52713. Lance Corporal. / 385269 Lance Corporal.
Date & Place of Death 28th November 1918. Died of pneumonia.aged 34.
Grave Location
(if known)
Tourgeville Military Cemetary, Trouville, France. (see below).
Where Commemorated
(if known)

The Sunderland Memorial Book, City Library.

The Plaque at the Post Office, Sunderland.

Details of any Medals, conflict, training or operations which the deceased had participated in during service.

British War Medal, Victory Medal.  France.


Other general information. online links, images etc.

John was born 1885 in Sunderland.

In the 1911 census he was recorded as being a master Hairdresser living in Gladstone Street, Roker, with his wife Bella and their 2 children Fredric and Marjorie.

Below:John's Birth Entry.



Below:John's Marriage Entry 12th June 1905.



Below: 1911 Census.


John George Bunn

Age in 1911:


Estimated Birth Year:

abt 1885

Relation to Head:




Birth Place:

Sunderland, Durham, England

Civil Parish:






Street address:

46 Gladstone St

Marital Status:



Hairdresser (master)

Registration district:


Sub registration district:

Sunderland North

Household Members:



John George Bunn


Bella Bunn


Frederic Bunn


Marjorie Bunn




Below: Johns Service Book showing Medal entitlement.




Below: The Casualty Report sent to John's wife.



Below: Commowelath War Graves Certificate of Remembrance.


Below: John's Graves Registration Report



Below: Index of deceased service personnel showing John George Bunn.

John died of pneumonia. Many soldiers died in the winter of 1918 with the same illness which was just before the great influenza epidemic of 1919 which killed Millions across Europe.



Below: The fulfilled request for a photo of John's grave.



The original cross on John's grave.


Below: Tourgeville Military Cemetary, Trouville, France.


Location Information

Tourgeville is a commune adjoining the town of Deauville, which is located on the coast at the mout of the River Touques, just south of Le Havre.

The Military Cemetery is situated north of the village of Tourgeville, in the region of Mont Canisy in a small side road.


Visiting Information

The location or design of this site makes wheelchair access impossible. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on 01628 507200.


Historical Information

The 14th Convalescent Depot was at Trouville in October 1917 and the Trouville Hospital Area - which later comprised the 72nd, 73rd and 74th General Hospitals, and the 13th, 14th and 15th Convalescent Depots - was established in February 1918. 

Tourgeville Military Cemetery contains 210 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 13 from the Second World War. There are also 90 German graves and two non war burials.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

















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