Charles Edward MUMFORD


Charles was aged 29 when he was killed in action on 29th March 1918.  The CWGC record that he was the son of Charles Robert and Annie Mumford, of 2, Whinney Hill, Queensbury.

The family were living at this address in 1911, Charles was then aged 22 and was a textile designer.  He had two older sisters (Mary) Annie and Lily, another older sister Elizabeth had died in 1898 at the age of 16.  He also had a younger brother Fred.

He served in the 10th Battalion. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) who leading up to the date of his death had been in action since 20th/21st March when the enemy had launched an offensive against the British lines.

Having been at Fricourt, close to Albert on 25th/26th March, they were at Bouzencourt on 28th March, although the war diary states: no enemy action on our front.  On 29th March, they were relived and withdrew to Henencourt for rest.

Charles has no known grave and although his battalion were serving in the Somme area at the time of his death he is commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL (Bay 7).