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