07:06PM GMT - Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Contributed by: John Goulder
My Great Grandfather Arthur Bunting. Born 1876. Died 1964. Marred to Emma Silman. Had 7 children. George. (My Grandad) Tom. Frank. Bill. Jim. Edie. Ethel. Lived at 18 School Lane. Cirencester. Arthur was Forman at Cirencester Railway Yard. In WW1 he joined Bettalion 8 of the Glosters. (Service number 23449) as a private. They were sent to the Somme. The battalion were right in the thick of the battle. Arthur was In charge of the donkeys. He never spoke about what he saw out there.