William, With Nelson at Trafalgar

01:47PM GMT - Wednesday, 23 November 2005

Contributed by: Michael Bunting FSG

Whilst browsing on The National Archives, UK, site I inevitably searched for the surname Bunting and I was pleasantly surprised that Marine, Private William Bunting appeared on the screen.

William served at the Battle of Trafalgar on the ship HMS Royal Sovereign with the extract of his name having been given in the ship's pay book number (ML 57) dated 1 March 1805. The catalogue reference being ADM 36/15755.

Does anyone know more about William or can lay claim to him as an ancestor? No doubt there will also be a picture of the ship in the records too.

I am sure our Journal Editor would love to have an article about William and his family.

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