Henry Munford

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Service number:
Leicestershire Regiment
Date of birth:
16 February 1892
Date of death:
18 September 1918
Age at Death:

Known information

Private Henry Munford and his brother Frederick were killed within two weeks of each other in the closing stages of the First World War. Henry was born in Norfolk to Frederick Munford and his wife who later moved to Whitwell. He worked as a farm labourer before joining the army three years before the war broke out, enlisting in the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment in 1911. He served in India before his battalion was ordered to France in August 1914, arriving in time to take part in the Retreat from Mons. Henry survived four years on the Western Front, although he was wounded twice, but was killed on 18 September 1918. Two weeks later Frederick was killed on the Somme. At some point while on leave Henry married a daughter of Mr and Mrs Addison of Walk Farm, Little Casterton "where he was well known and highly esteemed." The couple had two children. Henry is buried at Trefcon British Cemetery, Caulaincourt, near St Quentin, grave B.6. His name appears on the war memorial in Great Casterton and both brothers appear on the memorial plaque inside the church at Whitwell. Henry is also on a plaque inside Little Casterton's church with his name spelt Mumford. The plaque was originally put up in Toll Bar Methodist Chapel which is now a private house.

Henry has two entries in Rutland and the Great War, slightly different but with the same essential information. We surmise details of his life were supplied to George Phillips by his widow and his parents and it wasn't noticed before publication that they referred to the same man.


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  • Gt Casterton Memorial
  • Great Casterton Church
  • Little Casterton Church
  • Little Casterton war memorial
  • Stamford War Memorial
  • H Munford Stamford
  • Trefcon British Cemetery 1a
  • Trefcon British Cemetery 8
  • H Munford 5
  • H Munford JS1
  • H Munford 2
  • H Munford 4

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5 images A picture of his headstone
By John Stokes on Sunday 30th November '14 at 7:41pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium
3 images More pictures of Mr Munford's headstone.
By John Stokes on Sunday 6th December '15 at 3:54pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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