20 September 2010

1481188 Gnr Eric McEvoy Gunning MC, RA

1481188 Gunner Eric McEvoy Gunning of 310 Battery, 72nd (The Hampshire Yeomanry) Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, died on the 20th September 1939. He was born in India and living in Dorset when he enlisted.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission notes that he was the "son of Captain Charles Francis Gunning, formerly of the Durham Light Infantry and Mrs. Gunning; nephew of the Reverend Canon Joseph Oldham Gunning of St Mawgan-in-Pydar Rectory, Newquay, Cornwall. Formerly Captain in the Rifle Brigade in the 1914-18 War." Gunner McEvoy is buried in Netley Military Cemetery in Hampshire.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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