Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.


Born: Boxing Day, 1894, Warren, Chapeltown, Yorkshire.

Baptised: 3rd August 1898, Chapeltown, Yorkshire.

Died: 15th November 1940; age 45; died at the Military Hospital, Oxford of Meningitis following a Fractured Skull resulting from the deceased while riding a motor cycle accidentally colliding with another motor cycle.

Post Mortem.

Inquest held 25th November 1940.

Residence: Ipswich.

Based at Mytchett Depot, Surrey.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 1416395.

Regiment: Corps of Military Police.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Joseph & Elizabeth Bunce; husband of Mary Bunce, of Ipswich.




1901   Warren, Chapletown, Yorkshire.


Ernest was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Joseph Bunce, 49, a Blacksmith, born Berkshire.

Caroline Elizabeth Bunce (nee Housby), 38, born Ecclesfield, Yorkshire.

Joseph Bunce, 19, a Blacksmith, born Ecclesfield.

Horace Bunce, 17, a Coal Miner, born Ecclesfield.

Edith Bunce, 15, born Dropping Well, Kimberworth, Rotherham, Yorkshire.


1911   18, Poacher Street, Hill Top, Kimberworth, Rotherham, Yorkshire.


Ernest was 13 years old, he was living with his widowed father at the family home of his brother.

Joseph, 29, a Blacksmith Striker- Iron Works.

Nellie E. Bunce (nee Naylor), 28, born Masbro, Rotherham.

Harold Bunce, 7, born Masbro.

Reginald Bunce, 2, born Masbro.

Cyril Bunce, 1, born Masbro.

Joseph, 54, a Blacksmith – Colliery.

1 boarder.


Ernest’s mother, Caroline Elizabeth Bunce died 1910, Yorkshire.


On the 24th April 1925, at Lahore, Bengal, India, Ernest married Mary James (nee Tallor), born 1890.

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