William Charles (poss Charles William) Mumford

Name

William Charles (poss Charles William) Mumford
1892

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

22/10/1915
25 years

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
15867
Bedfordshire Regiment.
8th Battalion.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY
I.B.27
Belgium

Headstone

>"AT REST"

UK Memorials

Breachwood Green Baptist Chapel Memorial, Breachwood Green
St Mary's Church Memorial, Kings Walden.
Wheathampstead Village Memorial
Not on the Harpenden Memorials
Not on the Sandridge Memorials

Pre War

William Charles Mumford was born in Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire in 1892 the son of William Mumford (B 1860 in Kings Walden, Herts) a Shepherd and Mahalah Mumford (nee Wilmot/Thomson) (B 1855 in Croma Hyde, Hatfield, Herts).

Baptised in Wheathampstead, Herts on 25th February 1894.

1901 Census records William aged 9, living with his parents, brothers Joseph 20, James 18 and sister Louisa 11 at Hern’s Cottage, Tewin, Herts.

1911 Census records William aged 19, single and  working as a labourer at sewage works for Luton Borough Council,  living at home with his parents in Cockernhoe, Luton, Beds

Prior to his enlistment William was living in Sandridge, Herts.

Wartime Service

William enlisted in Hitchin, Herts, posted to the Bedfordshire Regiment with the service No 15867. Landing in France with the 8th Battalion on 30th August 1915. William died of wounds on 22nd October 1915, he is buried in the CWGC Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. B. 27.

Additional Information

His effects of £3-12s-10d, pay owing and £4 War Gratuity went to his father William Mumford.
Part of 71st Brigade, 6th Division.

Acknowledgments

Stuart Osborne
Paul Johnson, June Colegrove, Mark Morgan.