George Brunton

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: May 1915
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde Z/4811
  • Rank: Able Seaman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Hood Battalion, R.N. Div
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 28
  • Date of Death: 08.09.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: IV.E.14.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 40 Dallfield Terrace, Dundee.
  • Occupation: City Engineers Office, Dundee Corporation
  • Mother:

    Mary Fraser Brunton, 40 Dallfield Tce, Dundee

  • Father:

    William Brunton, 40 Dallfield Tce, Dundee

  • Siblings:
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  • Children:

More about George Brunton

George Brunton   CZ/4811   Hood Bn Royal Naval Division

Intimation has been received that Able Seaman George Brunton, R.N.D., youngest son of Mr William Brunton, 40 Dallfield Terrace, has died of wounds.  Deceased enlisted in May, 1915, and after serving in Gallipoli he was invalided home suffering from dysentery.  In 1916 he went to France, and in November of that year he was wounded.  After a period as an instructor in this country he returned to France in February last.  Prior to enlisting A,B, Brunton was in the service of Dundee Corporation in the City Engineer’s office.

Dundee Courier 14th September 1918


George Brunton was the son of Mr William and Mrs Mary Fraser Brunton of 40 Dallfield Terrace, Dundee and, in May 1915, he volunteered for the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve onboard HMS Unicorn for service in the Royal Naval Division. Before the war he was employed as a Clerk. On completion of basic Naval training at the Crystal Palace and advanced military training at Blandford Camp in Dorset he was drafted to the Howe Battalion arriving in Gallipoli in late September 1915. In November 1915 he was evacuated by Hospital Ship to Malta to recover from dysentery but was then transferred to Plymouth Hospital where he stayed until February 1916. From there he returned to Blandford Camp and was drafted to a Reserve Battalion. However, he was granted seven days leave in August 1916. In September he was sent to Anson Battalion in France and became a Battalion Clerk in October 1916. During the attack on Beaucourt in November 1916 he was he received a gunshot wound and was hospitalised firstly in Etaples , Northern France and then in Sheffield, Yorkshire. On recovery in March 1917 he was granted leave which he spent in Carnoustie. Once back in France he was drafted to the Howe Battalion and took part in the fighting at Gavrelle, Passchendaele and Welsh Ridge. In February 1918 he changed Battalion again transferring to the Hood when the Howe was disbanded. In mid-March he was hospitalised with an ankle injury. During the Last 100 Days campaign he was seriously wounded and admitted to the South African General Hospital at Abbeville on 4 September 1918 with gunshot wounds and a fractured right femur. Gas gangrene set in and he died on 8 September 1918. He is buried in the Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, grave number IV E 14.

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

Further information supplied by Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

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