Alfred William Bundy

Date of birth: 1888
Place of birth: Southampton
Regiment: Hampshire
Battalion: 2/4th
Rank / Service No: Private, 202629
Died: 30th August 1918, aged 30 years
Buried: Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, France (Plot V, Row A, Grave 14)

 

Alfred was the younger of 2 siblings born to William and Hannah Bundy (nee Price), who married in Southampton somewhat surprisingly in 1893…both children had been born by that date !!

The family lived at 160 Howards Grove, Shirley.

Alfred also had 2 half-sisters; Hannah had been married previously to William Gahagan, the ceremony taking place on 19 March 1871 in London.

William Gahagan was born in the Channel Islands in 1843 and he died in St Pancras in 1878.

William Bundy was born in Fawley in 1860 and died in Southampton in 1904. Hannah was born in Birmingham in 1846 and she passed away in Eastleigh in 1931.

 

Siblings

Ada   b. 1887   d. ??  Was a servant for a family in Howards Grove at 1911 Census.

Half-sister Hannah Matilda Gahagan   b. 1872 St. Pancras   d. 24 January 1952 California. Married George Francis Sargent I.o.W 13 May 1901.

Half-sister Elizabeth Emma Gahagan   b. 1875 St. Pancras   d. 1948 Battersea

 

The 2/4th Battalion was formed at Salisbury Plain in September 1914 as part of the “home service” (second line) units.

The battalion became part of the 2/1st Hampshire Brigade in the 2nd Wessex Division prior to sailing for India on 13 December 1914.

 

Having spent 2 ½ relatively low-key years in India, the battalion sailed for Egypt on 29 April 1917, landing at Suez.

The battalion then became attached to the 233rd Brigade in the 75th Division on 15 May 1917.

It sailed for France in May 1918, arriving in Marseilles on 1 June.

From the 5 June, the battalion was attached to the 186th Brigade in the 62nd (2nd West Riding) Division.

 

St. Leger village was recaptured from the Germans by the 62nd and the Guards at the end of August 1918, and it would have been during these actions that Alfred met his end.

 

 

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

 

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