Bernard John Cunnington

View Bernard John on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Service number:
King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Date of birth:
15 August 1897
Date of death:
02 December 1917
Age at Death:

Known information

Bernard John Cunnington was the son of the landlord of the Blue Bell Inn in Ketton, and lived there before the war. He was born at Seaton on 15 August 1897. Bernard was a carpenter before enlisting on 31 September 1916, and went to France on 21 December the same year with the 11th Battalion King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). He took part in the Battle of Cambrai in 1917, but died on 2 December at the 54th Casualty Clearing Station after an operation for appendicitis. He was the Commanding Officer's orderly at the time. Bernard is buried at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, near Albert, grave III.J.4, and is remembered on Ketton's war memorial. He was 20 years old.

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  • Ketton Church
  • Ketton Memorial
  • Ketton Memorial
  • Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension 1
  • Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension 6
  • B J Cunnington JS1
  • B J Cunnington JS2

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2 images Some pictures of Mr Cunnington's headstone, taken 22 August 2015.
By John Stokes on Sunday 6th December '15 at 3:10pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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