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Regimental number2130
Place of birthFootscray, Victoria
SchoolState School No. 1912, Footscray, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarriage builder
Address21 Henry Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 9"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, Samuel Bunting, 21 Henry Street, Footscray, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of teeth).
Enlistment date10 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 March 1918
Place of death or woundingSt Pol, France
Age at death32.10
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialSt Pol British Cemetery, St Pol-sur-Ternoise, (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Eleanora BUNTING, 23 Henry Street, Footscray, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3599 Pte Eric BUNTING, returned to Australia, 25 March 1919; 3837 Sapper David Alexander BUNTING, 2nd Tunnelling Company, returned to Australia, 18 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 1 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 14 September 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 8 February 1917; taken on strength, 58th Bn, 14 February 1917.

Found guilty, 14 September 1917, of while on active service, between 10 pm and 11.40 pm behaving in a disorderly manner in Transport Lines: awarded 7 days Field Punishment No. 2.

On leave to United Kingdom, 24 January 1918; rejoined Bn, 10 February 1918.

Killed in action, France, 27 March 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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