Edward Bunker was first identified in the Absent Voter Records for Abbots Langley for Autumn 1918, and Spring 1919, where his address was given as Belswains Lane, Nash Mills. His brother William Bunker also served in the Great War, and was also first identified from the Abbots Langley Absent Voter Records returning to an address at Belswains Lane. Neither man appeared in any other Parish records.
Edward Bunker was born in 1892 at Berkhamsted. He was one of six children born to Walter and Ellen Bunker. In the 1901 and 1911 Census the family lived at 49 George Street, Sunningside, Berkhamsted. George worked as a Wood Sawyer. In 1911 Edward, together with three other of his brothers was employed as a Clerk Commercial at a Paper Mills.
At the start of the Great War Edward was already serving in the Territorial Army, and at some point joined up with the 1st Battalion of the Hertfordshire Regiment. He served throughout the War with the Hertfordshire’s and was demobilised in 1919. He and his brother returned to an address at Belswains Lane, Nash Mills, which probably meant that the family had moved to this location sometime after the 1911 Census.
Edward Bunker, and his brother William both survived the War.