Sgt Charles Bunnett was born in 1885 and died in February 1957.

He served with the 3rd Hussars before 1914 and was discharged from the Army in 1920.

Charles was awarded the Military Medal in October 1916 for bravery in the field in France, whilst serving with the 3rd Hussars.

As a Lance Corporal, he transferred to the Royal Field Artillery and received a Bar to his Military Medal whilst with the 121st Brigade.

He also was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in September 1918.

His citation reads as follows:

“For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when his battery had to retire under heavy fire and the infantry was already behind the guns. He commanded a covering party with the greatest skill and coolness, keeping off the enemy with Lewis guns and rifles, until all the guns were clear. He was the last man to leave the position.”

Charles was also entitled to wear a “Wound Stripe” from an incident that happened in November 1918.

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