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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