Monday, 25 April 2016

Reginald Dunk 1891 -1916

Reginald Dunk Barnsley Chronicle 22 July 1916
with thanks to Barnsley Archives
Born:  1891

Military Service:
Enlisted: *date* at the age of **years
Regiment and Battalion:  York and Lancaster, 14th Battalion, "A" Company
Service number and Rank: 14/140 Sergeant
Awards: Victory Medal and British War Medal

Death:  3rd July 1916 age 25 
CWGC remembered: Thiepval Memorial, France
Panel Reference:  Pier and Face 14A and 14B


Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Son of Walter and Mary Dunk, of 43, Granville St., Barnsley, Yorks. Received the Royal Humane Society's Plaque on Vellum for rescuing two comrades at midnight in the Suez Canal, whilst serving in Egypt. 

Information from the 1911 census:
Sergeant Reginald Dunk had six siblings: 
Alice Dunk - sister
Vernon Dunk - brother
Doris Dunk  - sister
Fred Dunk  - brother
Harry Dunk  - brother
Albert Dunk  - brother
Sarah Dunk - sister

Annis Raye is listed as living at the same address is listed as servant

Their father, Walter Dunk's occupation is listed as a bricklayer.

Reginald Dunk's occupation is recorded as an apprentice bricklayer.

In later years the name of Dunk was well known in Barnsley, Walter Dunk became a builder, he was succeeded by Vernon Dunk.     

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