Norman Hunnybun M. C.

. He was one of two sons of Gerald Hunnybun (Edward Walter's brother) both went into the same solicitor firm. 

Norman  Hunnybun M. C.  He was in the family firm until he had taken his articles moving then to a firm in Darlington. On the outbreak of war he joined the 9th Battalion of The Yorkshire Regiment and awarded the Military Cross posthumously.

There is some confusion if Norman Hunnybun was a Hunts. Cyclist - data here is included in case he was.

By the 27/11/1914 local papers indicate Mr.  Norman Hunnybun,  son of Mr.  Gerald Hunnybun,  of Godmanchester,  has received a commission in Kitchener's Army.

By the 13/11/1915 = Capt. And adjutant Norman Hunnybun,  of Godmanchester,  was in the thick of the recent fighting around  Loos.

By the 3/11/1917 =  Capt. And adjutant Norman Hunnybun,  son of Mr.  And Mrs. Hunnybun,  Godmanchester,  is recovering from the effects of his fractured arm,  and hopes to be sent to a convalescent home.

By the 1/11/1918 - Major Norman Hunnybun Killed. - Mr. Gerald Hunnybun , of Godmanchester, received official news on Wednesday that his youngest son, Major Norman Hunnybun, was killed in action on Oct. 24th  Major Hunnybun, who was a solicitor, joined up early in the war and was twice wounded.

By the 21/7/1916 = Capt. and Adjt. Norman Hunnybun, son of Mr. G. Hunnybun, Godmanchester, is suffering from a fractured shoulder.  He had only been back in France a few days, having previously been wounded and home on furlough.

28-9-1917 part :-   “GODMANCHESTER CASUALTIES” “Capt. and Adjt. Norman Hunnybun, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hunnybun of Godmanchester; fractured shoulder.  He had only been back in France a few days, having been previously wounded and home on furlough.”  -- “Pte. Eagle, late of Hunts. Cyclists, youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. Eagle, West Street Godmanchester - Killed in Action.”

Captain Norman Hunnybun wounded. - Among the officers wounded in the Great Push was Captain and adjutant G. N. Hunnybun, son of Mr. Gerald Hunnybun, of Godmanchester.  After the battle he was standing with three other officers when a shell burst, killing one officer and wounding Captain Hunnybun in the face.  His orderly showed great devotion, and eventually carried him on his back for a distance of four miles to the dressing hospital.  Captain Hunnybun is now at Queen Alexandra's Hospital, Milbank.  It is hoped he will not suffer any permanent disfigurement.

In a local paper dated 2/11/1918 = Major Norman Hunnybun, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hunnybun, of Old Court Hall,  Godmanchester, was killed in action on October 24th.  Major Hunnybun,  who followed his father's profession, as a solicitor,  was with the firm of Lucas and Co.,  Darlington, when war broke out and at once joined up,  receiving a commission in the East Yorks. Regt. He rapidly rose in rank and saw much fighting on the Western Front, being twice wounded.  He was always of a most cheerful disposition and was extremely popular.

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26/08/2013

. . Martyn Smith