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Frederick Darrell Bunt

(1902-1977), Chaplain in the Royal Navy

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Frederick Darrell Bunt, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x82706

Frederick Darrell Bunt

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate negative, 1961
NPG x82706

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Philip Watson

24 August 2017, 20:58

Frederick Darrell Bunt CB OBE (known as Darrell; 3 July 1902–31 October 1977) was Chaplain of the Fleet[1] and Archdeacon of the Royal Navy from 1956 to 1960.
Educated at the City of London School and St Chad's College,[2] Bunt was ordained in 1927.[3] After curacies St Luke’s, Victoria Docks and St Augustine’s, Wembley Park he became a Chaplain in the Royal Navy. Amongst others he served HMS President (as Chaplain to Leonard Coulshaw, the Chaplain of the Fleet), HMS Excellent, the RN College at Dartmouth and HM Dockyard, Portsmouth before becoming head of the service. An Honorary Chaplain to the Queen, he died on 31 October 1977. He married Marianne Ethel Watson (nee Hopkinson) in 1962.

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