Albert Arthur Bundey

Date of birth: 1896
Place of birth: Lambeth
Regiment: Machine Gun Corps
Battalion: 2nd
Rank / Service No: 2nd Lieutenant
Died: 21st March 1918, aged 21 years
Buried: Bancourt British Cemetery, France (Plot II, Row L, Grave 4)

 

Albert was the younger of 2 siblings born to Albert Henry and Marian Bundey (nee Hunt), who married in Lambeth on 12 May 1894.

Albert Henry was born in Basingstoke in 1872 and he died in Southampton in 1959. Marian was born in Devon in 1873 and she passed away on 18 August 1940.

There is evidence of the family living at 48 Bond Road, Bitterne Park and at 5 Channels Farm Road, Swaythling.

 

Albert Arthur had a sister….

Marian Jane   b. 1895 Lambeth   d. 1984 New Forest   Married Ralph E. Williams in Southampton in 1921.

 

The 2nd Machine Gun Corps was formed on 26 January 1916 and incorporated into the 1st Division.

It was then moved into the No. 1 Battalion Machine Gun Corps on 28 February 1918.

 

It seems likely that Albert’s grave was moved to Bancourt from Fremicourt Communal Cemetery Extension after the Armistice.

Fremicourt was begun by the Germans, who buried 1346 of their own soldiers and 136 UK troops who fell in March 1918.

 

Albert’s headstone reads: “Hold to your faith, God’s best is still to come. Look beyond.”

 

 

Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 22nd June 2016
Updated:

 

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