Lt Thomas William Mumford, QSA

1882 Jul 13. Born Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex

1891 census at Moulsham St , Chelmsford

1896 Apr 25 . Enlisted in Royal Marines. Thomas William Mumford, born: Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex; Age at attestation: 14 (he was only 13 in fact) ; Attested: Chatham; Joined in: 1896; Discharge reason: Invalided; Discharge year: 1897.

1898 May 26. Enlists in DCLI

1898 Dec 15 Appointed L/Cpl

1901 census his parents are at the address on the enlistment papers at 14 New Rd

1906 May 25 Transferred to Army Reserves

1910 May 25 Discharged as a Sergeant

1910 Oct 38 Re-enlisted as a sergeant for 4 years

He then seems to disappear from records as "Thomas W Mumford" and when he joins ADRIC gives Royal Fusiliers as his regiment. The reason seems to be that he was commissioned as "Thomas Mumford"

1915 Sep 25. Commissioned 2nd Lt in Royal Fusiliers "Thomas Mumford"

1917 Apr 20. While serving with the 7th Batt. Royal Fus. at the Oppy Line he was blown up by high explosives and rendered unconscious.

1917 Oct 19. There is a T Mumford who is Attached to R FUS who has the following entry on the 19th Oct 1917: Temp. 2nd Lt. (attd.) T. Mumford to be temp. Lt. (attd.). 1 July 1917. Temp. Lt. (attd.) T. Mumford relinquishes his commission on account of ill health contracted on active service, and is granted the hon. rank of Lt. 24 Oct. 1917.

1918 Aug 1. RFC. The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be temp. Lts. whilst empld. as Lts.: — (Hon. Lt.) T. Mumford

1918 Aug 8. RFC. Sec. Lieut. T. Mumford to be actg. Lieut, whilst employed as Lieut, from Aug. 8, 1918, to April 30

1919 Sep 9. Transferred to unemployed list. 2nd Lt. (Hon. Lt.) T. Mumford

1920 Aug 6. Joined ARIC with service no 129. Posted to Depot Coy

1920 Nov 20 Promoted Section Leader

1921 Mar 12. Posted to P Coy

1921 Sep 9. Following information provided by "a friend of the Mother" he was 'allowed' to resign on compassionate grounds. Family history suggests that he took a second wife, (As a Catholic undivorced they will not have married) possibly in Ireland, and that they had a son, a half brother to Dora, a daughter by his forst marriage. There were 4 other children by Elizabeth Evelyn Allen , whom he later married

1927 Bankrupt

1939 Register. Living at Disabled Officers Homes , Leavesden, High Road , Watford M.B., Hertfordshire. He is a retired Army Officer (correct dob)

1948 Jun 16. Married in Newton Abbott, Devon to Elizabeth Evelyn Allen (1898–1983) . It may be that since he was already married to a Catholic he could not marry his new partner until first wife Edith Frances Mumford nee Reed had died

1961 Oct 4.Died Newton Abbott, Devon.

Probate granted to Son George Eric Mumford (A Stoker) and Eric's wife Evelyn in the sum of £2586 - 12s - 3d