Son of Elizabeth (nee Leslie) and the Joseph Bunce. They were married 6 June 1876 at St Mary’s, Beaconsfield, Bucks.
Frank was born 1883 in Beaconsfield (not Watford), and baptised 29 November 1883 at St Mary’s, Beaconsfield.
In 1891 Census the family were living in Watford, his father working as a horsekeeper. Frank was aged 7 with three older and two younger siblings.
By 1902 the family had moved to 5 Vale Road, Bushey, but Frank was absent from the household, at 17 he may have been working elsewhere.
He married 1905 in the Watford district; they had four children. He resided in Watford, and worked as a fuelman for the London and North Western Railway at the Watford Locomotive Depot. On the 1911 Census, Frank was recorded as a railway servant aged 28, living in No.2 Wiggs Cottages, Bushey Hall Road, Watford with his wife and three children: Ethel Doris, Francis and Ellie Elizabeth. His brother George was boarding with him.
His father, Joseph, died 1915 in Watford aged 61, and was buried 5 May in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Elizabeth died 1925 in Watford aged 66, and was buried 11 February, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
After Frank’s death in 1916, Mercy married William Baldwin in 1917 in the Watford district. She died 1932 in Watford aged 51 and was buried 21 November in Vicarage Road Cemetery.