Corporal H W Mummery

Mrs Mummery, Albion Road, Marden, has received news that her husband, Corporal H W Mummery, King’s Own Royal Lancasters, has been killed in the recent fighting at the Front. He was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs Mummery of Star Road, Ashford, and late of Bromley.

He was educated at the Bickley and Widmore Schools, and before joining up was employed as a gardener at Blythe Wood, Bromley. In a letter received by his wife from the Chaplain of the battalion it stated that the Colonel was very pleased with the work done by her husband. He was killed instantaneously and was buried near where he fell.

Corporal Mummery had risen to Sergeant’s rank before going overseas, but as is often the case he had revert to Corporal on going our with his draft. He was to have come home on the 17th of this month in order to train for a commission.

[Source: Bromley & District Times, 13th September, 1918 pg 5]


Harry William Mummery enlisted on 10th December, 1915 at Maidstone. At the time he was living at Star Road, Ashford He was born about 1887 and married Frances Charlotte Grigsby on the 26th March, 1912and had two children, Frederick Cyril and Frances N.


He was buried at Warry Copse Cemetery, Courcelled-Le-Comte, Pas-de-Calais

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