MUMFORD, E.


No.4312, Private, E. MUMFORD
Aged ?
1st King's Dragoon Guards
Died 20th August 1901


Queen's South Africa Medal
clasps - S.A.1901 - Cape Colony - Orange Free State - Transvaal


E. MUMFORD... Has not been traced as a civilian. It was thought that he might be Ernest MUMFORD, brother of Trooper Foster Richard MUMFORD, who also has a plaque in St Peter's church, Thurston, but Foster's brother Ernest was still at home in 1911 census and died in 1950.

Records show this soldier's initial was "E". His number indicates enlisting between April and July 1898



In St. Peter's Church is the above plaque
IN MEMORY OF
NO. 4312 PTE MUMFORD
1ST KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS
DIED IN SOUTH AFRICA
21ST AUGUST 1901
ERECTED BY
HIS OFFICERS AND COMRADES

He died at Bloemfontein.

There was no Commonwealth War Graves Commission in those days, in fact it is unlikely that the graves were marked or survive.

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