Reginald Harry Bunyard

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Commander (retired) Reginald Harry Bunyard (2 August, 1883 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy. His Service Records do not seem to extend into his wartime and post-war service.

Life & Career

Born in East Dulwich, London.

Bunyard was promoted to the rank of Gunner on 14 May, 1910 and to Acting Mate on 18 December, 1913.

He served in Flirt from the outbreak of war until falling ill on 23 March, 1915. At the end of the month, he was placed in the Amazon.

Bunyard was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 18 December, 1915.

Bunyard was appointed Lieutenant in Command of the patrol boat P47 in March, 1920.[1]

Bunyard was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 18 December, 1923.

In 1927, he injured his right femur. This seems to have been the consequence of an accident which occurred while Bunyard was under "the influence of drink", which was not characteristic of his service.

He was placed on the Retired List on account of age with the rank of Commander on 2 August, 1928.

World War II

He was judged unfit for naval service on 10 July 1939.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Cyril J. L. Noakes
Captain of H.M.S. Daffodil
8 Oct, 1917[2] – Apr, 1919
Succeeded by
Francis D. Mowat
Preceded by
Lawrence D'O. Bignell
Captain of H.M.S. Orford
Apr, 1919 – 17 Oct, 1919
Succeeded by
Preceded by
William H. Dunster
Captain of H.M.S. P47
Mar, 1920[3] – 23 Mar, 1922
Succeeded by
Harold W. Coles
Preceded by
Kenneth Michell
Captain of H.M.S. M.33
9 Jan, 1925[4] – 5 Feb, 1926
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Gibson W. Simpson
as Captain of H.M.S. M.29
Captain of H.M.S. Medusa
26 Apr, 1926[5] – Jul, 1927
Succeeded by


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 821.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 773.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 821.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 255.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 255.