Bunn le­gacy car­ried on

Isis Town and Country - - Anzac Day 2015 -

CAS­SAN­DRA Bunn car­ried on a fam­ily le­gacy when she wore some of her great-grand­fa­ther Nor­man’s medals on An­zac Day.

She marched with her school in the Gin Gin Civic Ser­vice, and also at­tended ser­vices in Childers.

Her fa­ther, Tim Bunn, said he was proud to see Cas­san­dra march in hon­our of his grand­fa­ther. “He was an up­stand­ing cit­i­zen and did a lot for the com­mu­nity and Isis RSL,” he said.

The one medal Cas­san­dra didn’t march with is ar­guably the ma­chine gun­ner’s proud­est: the Mil­i­tary Cross.

Records dated Fe­bru­ary 26, 1919, show Lieu­tenant Nor­man Bunn was awarded the Mil­i­tary Cross for “con­spic­u­ous gal­lantry and de­vo­tion to duty when in charge of four ma­chine guns dur­ing an attack”.

“He be­haved with great cool­ness un­der heavy fire, and on ar­rival at the ob­jec­tive he per­son­ally sited his own guns and three cap­tured guns,” the doc­u­ment reads.

“Through­out the op­er­a­tion he worked his guns with great skill, and set a fine ex­am­ple of courage and de­vo­tion to duty.”

Lt Bunn, who reached the rank of cap­tain, was a farm labourer in Childers be­fore he en­listed.


BRAV­ERY HON­OURED: Nor­man Bunn’s Mil­i­tary Cross.

PROUD MO­MENT: Cas­san­dra Bunn dis­plays great-grand­fa­ther Nor­man’s medals dur­ing the march.

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