Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
31 Jul 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte Joseph Bunker, 60856, 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers, was killed in action in Belgium on July 31st, 1917. He was aged 24 and left a widow, Lydia Emily.
He enlisted in the Royal Fusiliers in May 1916 and was invalided home with trench foot in February 1917. The following June he returned to the front,
Born in South Normanton, Derbyshire, he had spent much of his life at Flitwick, where his father Richard was a stockman on a farm. At the time of the 1911 Census, Joseph was also working on the farm, as a labourer.
On November 6th, 1915, Joseph married Lydia Emily Simpson at Christ Church, Luton, and they lived at 18 Boyle Street. His parents Richard and Emma were by then living at 61 Albert Road, Luton.