BUNBURY, Sir Henry Noel



29th November 1876 to 2nd September 1968

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Biographical Text

Bunbury was born in Croydon on 29 November 1876. He was educated at the Merchant Taylors’ School and then St John’s College, Oxford. After training as an accountant he joined the War Office in 1900. In 1903 he moved to the Exchequer and Audit Department, and 1909 became an officer of accounts at the Treasury. In 1912 he was appointed accountant and comptroller-general of the newly formed National Health Insurance Commission. In 1917 he moved to the Ministry of Shipping, where he was accountant-general and financial adviser. He was knighted KCB in the New Years’ Honours List in 1920 (he had previously been awarded the CB in 1913). In 1920 he became comptroller and accountant-general at the Post Office, in which post he remained until he retired in 1937. Bunbury died in London on 2 September 1968. 


The Times, Obituary, 7 January 1968. 

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Original Source

‘What help may manufacturers reasonably expect from government’, September 1928, Balliol College


“BUNBURY, Sir Henry Noel ,” The Rowntree Business Lectures and the Interwar British Management Movement, accessed July 16, 2020, http://rowntree.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/595.