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   Captain Edward George Francis Gunning
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 09/04/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 25/06/1890
Died: 10/06/1919 (Died)
Age: 28
Edward George Francis Gunning was the son of Francis Porter Gunning, J.P., and Kate Francis Gunning. Edward was born about 1890. His father was a linen merchant. Temporary Captain Edward George Francis Gunning was serving with the Royal Field Artillery, attached to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps (R.A.O.P), when died on 10th June 1919, aged 29. Captain Edward Gunning is thought to have died as the result of an accident.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Les Baraques Military Cemetery
  Calais, Pas-de-Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 18-A-15
CWGC Casualty 85914
Les Baraques Military Cemetery will be found on the western side of Calais. It is just off the D940, the road to Sangatte, and CWGC signposts are in place directing visitors to the cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 296
References and Links
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1 1901 Belfast Street Directory 'Gunning, F. P., J.P., linen manufacturer, Nottinghill, Malone Road'
2 1901 Census lists Gunning family 1901 census does not list Edward at house 3 in Nottinghill Street, Cromac
3 Photo of Captain Edward G F Gunning's family headstone
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 National Archives UK Offline details can be purchased here
6 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Captain Edward George Francis Gunning
7 The Gazette 2 Sept 1910 Cadet from Royal Military College to be Second Lieutenant
8 The Gazette 23 July 1920 Legal notice after death
9 The Gazette 24 Sept 1914 Made temporary-Second Lieutenant
10 The Gazette 25 June 1909 Made Second Lieutenant. Dated 25th February, 1909
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