Private Albert Edward Nunn - 185267 Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

1902 Jul/Set Born Native of Chesterfield (he gives 29 Jun 1901 on enlistment)

1911 census living at 6 Scarsdale Road Whittington Moor Chesterfield

1919 Jul 22. Enlists. Service record available

1919 Aug 16. Posted to 1 Depot, Belton Park

1919 Dec 3. Sentenced to 5 days Confined Barracks for using obscene language to an NCO at Shornecliffe

1920 Mar 18. Posted 1st batallion

1920 Mar 26. Making an improper reply to an NCO - Confined Barracks 10 days

1920 May 7. Sentenced to 14 days Confined to Barracks for using "abusive language in the ranks" at Buttevant, Cork

1920 Aug 14 Died guarding an aeroplane at Drominagh near Clonbanin, Cork

Some members of the company (Cullen) were mobilised when a British army aeroplane crashed in the vicinity of Drominagh in August 1920, but we only reached the area just as the local I.R.A. with some men from the neighbouring Kanturk Battalion were withdrawing after having unsuccessfully attacked the guard on the plane. The members of our company, who were on duty on this occasion were:- Denis Galvin, Dan T. O'Riordan, Matt Murphy and Humphrey O'Donoghue (witness).

A party of 8 ORs guarding a damaged aeroplane at Clonbanin (Co Cork) was attacked by a very large force of rebels. Guard party was beseiged for three hours by rebels and lost one Private killed and one NCO wounded. Rebels driven off by arrival of Kanturk detachment" "A" Coy. Certificate of gallantry issued for incident in Ireland - see "Machine Gunner" Feb 1921, p 29 and details under 7808071 Sgt Marsh.

Buried in Newbold St John churchyard

His next of kin is Joseph Nunn, 6 Scarsdale Rd, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield (the army sent his belongings there)


British Soldiers died in Ireland