Serjeant 19010 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment
Soldiers Died records that William Bunyan was born in Luton. The records of the Ash War Memorial Committee tell us that he served in the Army for 22 years. In 1900 he was married in the Garrison Church at Bedford. In the 1911 census he was recorded as a married private in the Maida Barracks at Aldershot. His postings included India. After he completed his term of service in Aldershot, he worked for the War department building roads on the common, and he and his wife Gertrude lived in 2 Hanmer Villas in College Road, Ash.
Serjeant Bunyan re-enlisted when War broke out and went to France with his old regiment. He was killed at the battle of the Somme, and left a widow and three sons. William Bunyan’s medals card records that he was awarded the 1914/15 Star, qualifying date 30 July 1915.