- John C. Bune was a son of Frank Cuthbert and Gladys Bune. He was
married to Hilda Dorothy Bune of North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.
- Major Bune was the second in command of the 1st Battalion.
According to the War Diary of the 1st Battalion R Company of the 1st
Battalion was heavily engaged at the road junction
Wolfhezerweg/Amsterdamseweg. The remainder of the Battalion by-passed
the opposition via a track to the south of a main junction. They then
lost contact with R Company who were still fighting. At 1930 hrs Major
Bune was sent back for R Company. He returned around 2200 hrs with the
second in command of R Company who told they had 50% casualties and
could not get these casualties away. A Medical Officer was sent back
with the second in command of R Company to bring back the remainder of
the company back to battalion.
- The author of the book A Tour of the Arnhem Battlefields, John
Waddy, writes about Major Bune on page 57: "R Company, which had
lost half its strenght in that initial action, and in subsequent
skirmishes, was not to catch up with the battalion until later in the
day, on the outskirts of Arnhem. Major Bune went back to bring along the
jeep convoy with the wounded, but somewhere during that night he was
ambushed and killed. The wounded eventually got to the Oosterbeek area
and into the Division's medical dressing stations, then being set up
near the Hartenstein Hotel."
- According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends
of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 1999 and 2011) Bune was discovered to be
missing at 0300 hrs on 18 september. He was given a field burial
alongside Dreyenseweg at Oosterbeek.