BENJAMIN ROBERT CUNNINGTON

 

Born: 1877, Hackney, Middlesex.

Died: 8th June 1915; age: 38; Died of Bronchitis at Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Shaftesbury.

 

Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 2716.

Regiment: London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), 4th Battalion.

 

Grave Reference:

D.40.12.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles Frederick & Laura Cunnington; husband of Stella Gladys Cunnington, of 171, Lancaster Road, New Barnet, Hertfordshire.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   8, New Street, Hackney, Middlesex.

 

Benjamin was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles Frederick Cunnington, 39, a Carpenter, born Shoreditch, Middlesex.

Laura Harrison Cunnington (nee Tunmer), 36, born Aldgate, Middlesex.

Emma Ann Cunnington, 15, a Boot Paste Fitter, Bethnal Green, Middlesex.

Henry James Cunnington, 14, an Errand Boy, born Bethnal Green.

Laura Harrison Cunnington, 12, born Mile End, Middlesex.

Arthur Edward Cunnington, 10, born Mile End.

Joseph Tunmer Cunnington, 9, born Shoreditch.

Rebecca Mary Cunnington, 7, born Hackney.

David Edgar Cunnington, 4 weeks, born Hackney – died 1901, Hackney.

 

1891   39, Regents Row, Shoreditch, Middlesex.

 

Benjamin was 14 years old, a Stationers Assistant. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 49, a Carpenter.

Laura, 46.

Henry, 24, a Cabinet Maker.

Arthur, 20, a Cabinet Maker.

Joseph, 19, a Cabinet Maker.

Rebecca, 17, a Ladies’ Boot Upper Fitter.

 

 

1901   39, Regents Row, Shoreditch, Middlesex.

 

Benjamin was 24 years old, a Cabinet Maker. He was living with his parents.

Charles, 59.

Laura, 56.

 

Benjamin’s mother, Laura Harrison Cunnington died 1909, Hackney. His father, Charles Frederick Cunnington died May 1916, at 156, Markhouse Road, Walthamstow, Essex.

 

In 1915, Barnet, Middlesex, Benjamin married Stella Gladys Roads, born February 1892, East Barnet, Hertfordshire – daughter of Harry Alexander Roads, a gas and water labourer and Alice Mary Roads (nee Rickers), of 171, Lancaster Road, New Barnet.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Stella Cunnington – widow.

 

East Anglian Daily Times – Wednesday, 14th June 1916 – MILITARY FUNERALOn Monday, 12th June 1916, the body of Lance-Corporal Benjamin Cunnington, of the City of London Regiment, was laid to rest in Ipswich Cemetery. The cortege started from the Military Receiving Hospital, headed by a firing party with arms reserved, then came the drum and fife band, with black draped in black. The coffin, mounted on a gun carriage, was covered with the Union Jack, on which rested the deceased soldier’s cap, belt, and bayonet. One mourning coach followed, containing the widow and two brothers of the deceased, and about 200 officers and men brought up the rear. A very impressive service was conducted by the Regimental Chaplain, after which three volleys were fired over the grave, and the buglers sounded the “Last Post.” The coffin, of polished elm, with black fittings, bore the following: – “Lance Corporal Benjamin Cunnington, died June 8th, 1916, aged 39 years.” Messrs. Hastings and Son, of St. Matthew’s Church, carried out the arrangements in both cases.

London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), 4th Battalion.

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