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Percy Brunger was born in 1894. In the 1901 census, aged 7, he was living in Horselees with his parents Alfred and Georgina (nee Epps), although the surname is listed as Beringer. Alfred was a wheelwright. In the 1911 census, Percy is aged 17 and working as an agricultural labourer; he is listed as a boarder at Pottery Cottages, Dunkirk with the Forster family.
He enlisted in Canterbury, and served in the East Surrey Regiment
Private Brunger is remembered with honour at the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres, where his name appears on Panel 34. He is also remembered with honour at the War Memorial at Dunkirk Church.
Private Brunger was killed at the Second Battle of Ypres. The battle began in April 1915 when the Germans released poison gas into the Allied lines, north of Ypres. This was the first time gas had been used on either side and the violence of the attack forced an Allied withdrawal.
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National Archives in association with Ancestry.com. 1901 and 1911 England census database
British Army WWI Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: CWGC.org
Dunkirk Parish Magazine