Walter G. Tunaley


b. 1892, Wymondham, Norfolk.

m. Renee Reynolds, 1916, Blofield, nr. Norwich.

d. 1961 Norwich.



The following is an extract from Obituaries, Issue 87 December 1996, Norfolk Section, The Britannia and Castle:

"Walter was born in 1917 and brought up in Wymondham. He joined 4th Royal Norfolks and just before war was declared was posted to Britannia Barracks with Gilly Banthorpe, who became a lifelong friend. Instructors to the first intake, they taught them to ride bicycles and use a pickaxe by numbers. Then to Hythe as instructors where Dot elected to teach Small Arms Weapons. In 1939 he married his beloved 'Peg' on 28 Dec. So began a true vocation, enhanced with a sense of humour, fun, care and love for his family and fellow men. He was an excellent instructor and spent many years at the Small Arms School, synonymous with excellence, immersing himself in all aspects of work and life at Hythe. From 1953 to 1956 he was in Warwick. In 1958 he went as Senior Small Arms Instructor to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst where Major Reeve was an officer cadet. The Cadets who passed through his hands, many now holding high ranks, some from Royal families, remember him for many things but perhaps mainly for his leading by example. Leaving the army he came home to Norfolk as Head Porter and Mace Bearer at the UEA where he organised his men in military fashion."




Walter Frank Tunaley


b. 27.1.1917

Blofield, nr. Norwich, Norfolk.

m. Mercia ("Peggy") G. Annison 1939, Norwich.

(Mercia b. 27/1/1920 ; d. 1993, Norwich).

Walter d. 1996 Norwich.



Errol D.Tunaley

b. 1942, Norwich.

Son 2



Renee Reynolds


b. 18.11.1894, Wymondham,


m. Walter G. Tunaley, 1916,

Blofield, Norwich.

d. 1975, Norwich.













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