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MUMFORD, Raymond John (1895-1966) - Royal Garrison Artillery/Worcestershire Regiment

Raymond Mumford was a son of William Leonard Mumford of 1 The Elm, Bengeworth, and a market gardener’s labourer when he enlisted on 11th December 1915 (No. 27215).  Initially in the Royal Garrison Artillery, he was put into the Army Reserve on 12th December 1915 and then mobilised on 31st January 1916.  He was a Private in the 5th Battalion, Worcestershire Regt and served in the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Salonika.  He arrived there on 9th August 1916 and arrived back in England on 4th March 1919.  He was wounded whilst on duty on 3rd December 1917.  Pte Raymond Mumford was demobilised when in the 11st Battalion, Worcestershire Regt, on 7th April 1919.  The only other information that survives on his military record was that he was confined to barracks for 3 days for being absent on parade at a rifle inspection in June 1916.  He received the British War and Victory Medals.

He was married in Wickhamford, to Annie Elizabeth Butcher of Pitchers Hill, on 12th September 1925.  They had a daughter, Jean Sylvia, baptised in the church on 30th October 1927, when Raymond was a market gardener, but she died, aged 11 months, on 6th September 1928; she is buried in the churchyard with a large memorial cross on her grave.

Raymond Mumford
Raymond Mumford is pictured third from left.