British Home Child Information Sheet
BHC Registry ID #: 36032Name & Birth
Surname: NUNNEYGiven Names: Stephen Sargent Claude
Born:19 July 1892Gender:Male
Born at:Hastings, Sussex, England
Surname Adopted: A.K.A. Surnames:
Given Names Adopted: A.K.A. Given Names:Claude, Joseph, Patrick
Died: 18 September 1918 Age at death: 26
Died at: Hindenburg Line Battle, Vis-en-Artois, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Cause: Wounds Received in Battle War Related Death: Yes  
Cemetery: Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension
Cemetery Location: Aubigny-en-Artois, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Cemetery Plot: IV.B.39. Find-A-Grave ID: 9713266
Sending or Escorting Organization: Catholic Emigration Association (Hudson)
Canadian Distribution Home Name/Address: St. George's Home, Hintonburg
Age at Emigration: 13 Ship Sailed: Tunisian
Departure Date: 05 October 1905 Port of Departure: Liverpool
Arrival Date: 13 October 1905 Port of Arrival: Quebec
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Military Service
War: WW1
Country Served: CanadaService Number: 410935
Regiment: 38th BattalionRank: Private
Attestation Date:08 March 1915Attested at:Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Next of Kin:Gordon CALDERNoK Relationship:Friend
Next of Kin Address:Green Valley, Ontario, Canada
Sources and Notes
In LAC BHC Index (travel) as Stephen NUNNEY, age 13

UK GRO Birth Registration Index: Stephen Sargent Claude NUNNEY - Mother's Maiden Surname: SARGENT - Registration Year: 1892 - Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep - Registration District: Hastings - Inferred County: Sussex - Volume: 2b - Page: 40

WW1 Canada Military Attestation / Service Record: Claude Joseph Patrick NUNNEY [sic] - Service Number: 410935 - Date of Birth: 24 December 1892 [sic] - Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland [sic] - Died of Wounds: 18 September 1918

Record Title: Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948: Claude Joseph Patrick NUNNEY [sic] - Death Date: 18 September 1918 - Rank: Private - Unit: 38th Battalion - Service Number: 410935 - Cemetery: Aubigny Communal Cemetery - Cemetery Location: 8 1/4 Miles North West of Arras, France - Burial Place: Arras, France --- Circumstances of Casualty: Died of Wounds. Whilst leading a platoon during the attack on Drocourt-Queant Line, and when advancing across open country under heavy enemy machine gun fire he was wounded in the chest and face. His wounds were dressed and he was taken to a Field Ambulance and evacuated to No. 42 Casualty Clearing Station where he died.

Record Title: Canada, Military Honours and Awards Citation Cards, 1900-1961: Claude J P NUNNEY - Award Date: 31 July 1917 - Service Number: 410935 --- (1) Distinguished Conduct Medal: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although wounded in two places, and his section wiped out, he continued to advance carrying his gun and ammunition, and alone stopping an attack by over 200 enemy. He continued on duty for three days showing exceptional fearlessness and doing magnificent work. (L.G. 30234, 16-8-17). . . . . (2) Military Medal: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near AVION, when on the evening of the 28th June 1917, after the capture of AVION TRENCH, Lt MACLENNAN, took his platoon to form patrols and outposts in the village to connect up posts on either flank. Sgt. NUNNEY was in charge of the machine gun section of this Platoon. Shortly after the advance of this Platoon, Lt. MACLENNAN was wounded in the feet and body and forced to retire. Sgt. NUNNEY from that moment took charge of the Platoon and from the that time until his relief on the 30th June remained continually on duty and personally superintended the working of his patrols. He displayed energy, strength and courage by his continuous action. During the afternoon of June 20th he heard a call for assistance from No. 140548 Pte. W. MURRAY and not being able to find a stretcher Bearer he, himself, proceeded to Pte. MURRAY and dressed his wound. This N.C.O. [non-commissioned officer] was awarded the D.C.M. for gallantry on April 9th. (A.F.W. 3121, 29-7-17).

NOTE: Named as next of kin (Stephen NUNNEY) on brother Alfred NUNNEY's WW1 Canada Military Attestation.

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NOTE: Blue (historical) Plaques in Claude NUNNEY's honour have been placed at his birthplace in Hastings (Bexhill Road, Hastings, England, in 2017 on his 125th birthday); and at the Royal Canadian Legion in Lancaster, Ontario, Canada (erected by Ontario Governement using information from Attestation papers)

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