Harold Anson Gunner

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Harold Anson Gunner
1891-1916
With  Thanks to Peter Bailey  for this research.

Harold was born at Stukeley, Huntingdonshire  in August 1891 to  John and Elizabeth Gunner. They lived at the Schoolhouse in South Petherwin with Harold’s Father being the local Schoolmaster.
Harold  first worked as a Civil service boy clerk but enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery in February 1913 before the outbreak of World War 1 and served in the “A” Battery, 282nd Brigade. (First as a Bombardier  rising to Corporal 1126 ).
He was killed in action when an enemy shell landed near his gun position on the 7 October 1916 during  the Battles of Transloy Ridges, near Ginchy. He is buried at the Guards’ Cemetery, Lesboeuf.

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