Bunn legacy carried on
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.