WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter M. 

Harold Cheffings Mumby

Rank:2nd Lieut
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:05th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Tank Corps
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Bellicourt British Cemetery
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1891 in the Chorlton R.D. - ref: 8c/941,
the son of George & Ann Jennings Mumby - (nee Broadmeadow).  Probably born
at Russel Street, Moss Side, Manchester.

1901 Census - Barkers Lane, Ashton upon Mersey.   Son - aged: 9 - born:
Manchester.    Head of household - George O. Mumby - Married - aged: 37 -
occ: Cotton Shirting Merchant (Employer) - born: North Thoresby,
Lincolnshire.   Also Ann J. Mumby - Wife - aged: 36 - born: Manchester. 
Plus 3 siblings and a maternal uncle.

1911 Census - "Stancliffe", Barkers Lane, Ashton upon Mersey.   Son - aged:
19 - occ: Art Student - born: Manchester.    Head of household - George
Oliver Mumby - Married - aged: 47 - occ: Shirt Manufacturer and Coloured
Goods Merchant (Employer) - born: North Thoresby, Lincolnshire.   Also Ann
Jennings Mumby - Wife - aged: 46 - born: Manchester.  Plus 3 siblings, a
maternal uncle and 1 domestic servant.

An excellent black and white artist, who was trained at the Manchester
School of Art.    Two years in succession he won the King's  prize for
drawing models from memory.      He also obtained the South Kensington
Bronze Medal for design.    He was also one of the chief illustrators for
the UPS "Pow Wow"  magazine.     He loved athletics and was a member of the
Sale Cricket, Lawn Tennis & Hockey Club.

He was one of the first 200 Royal Fusiliers to be raised in Manchester in
September 1914.   After training at Epsom, he was posted to France in
November 1915.  He later joined the Machine Gun Corps that had been formed
in October 1915 in which he was commissioned Second Lieutenant.

In early October 1918 he was serving in the 137th Brigade at the start of
the Battle of the Beaurevoir Line.  Of the six tanks that set out that day,
one broke down and returned to Fosse Wood; the other five reached their
objective.  After crossing the Beauvrevoir Line they met heavy resistance
and two tanks were hit, but only one knocked out.

Twice wounded - the second time at High Wood in 1916.

Killed in Action at Sequehart.  Native of Manchester.  Pupil of Art School,
passed final exam July 1914, National Art.

The 26/05/1916 edition of the local newspaper reports that he had been
wounded and states that he was a Private - No. 5366 - Royal Fusiliers.

Death reported in the 25/10/1918 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.  His
cousin - Stephen Broadmeadow was also killed during WW1.

M.I. - "He loved us and gave himself for us".

CWGC - Son of George Oliver & Jennie Mumby of Green Bank, Roebuck Lane,
Sale.  Native of Manchester.  Pupil of Art School, Manchester.  Passed
final examination July 1914, National Art.

Memorials found on:
Sale United Reformed
Sale United Reformed - Sunday School
Sale Cricket Club
Manchester Reform Club
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