MUNNS, Samuel

No.9892, Private, Samuel MUNNS
Aged 17
3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died on Sunday, 13th April 1919

Samuel MUNNS was born in Fordham on 18th December 1901, (Newmarket Q4-1901 3B:505) baptised in Fordham on 19th January 1902, son of Walter and Eliza MUNNS(née TURNER).

1911 census...Aged 10, he was at Church Street, Fordham with his parents Walter MUNNS [49] farm labourer; his mother Eliza [47] born West Row; brothers George Willie [22], Francis [14] and Ernest [15] (all farm labourers), William John [12] and Lionel [6] and sisters Annie Eliza [8] and Charlotte [3]. All born in Fordham, except his mother. His mother had lost 3 of her 13 children.

He was one of three brothers to die as a result of the Great War.

Edward Charles -actually TURNER see here

and William John Munns killed in action in France in 1915. see here

and cousin Albert Victor Munns died of his wounds in UK in 1917 see here

The 3rd Battalion, Suffolks were a Reserve battalion. Samuel died of illness at Rugeley, Staffordshire. With no overseas service, he was not entitled to any medals.

Samuel Munns in buried in Fordham (St Peter and Mary Magdalene) Churchyard, NE part
beside his cousin Albert Munns and George Nicholls with the one monument

click here to go to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for full cemetery/memorial details