I cannot find any Flintshire WW1 Index Card for him,”Living” or “Fallen”.
I only know what is on the School Plaque, i.e. his Unit and his rank, I do wonder if there was a mistake made with his Christian names as mistakes are made, as I have found out throughout my research.
Did the person who inscribed the names, get it wrong, should it be Richard B MUMFORD?
Name Mumford, Richard Benjamin. Date of Birth: 18 January 1892.
Air Ministry: Department of the Master-General of Personnel: Officers’ Service Records. Name Mumford, Richard Benjamin. Date of Birth: 18 January 1892.
Collection: Records created or inherited by the Air Ministry, the Royal Air Force, and related bodies
Date range: 1918 – 1919
Subjects:Armed Forces (General) | Air Force
To look into these papers, I would have to visit the National Archives in London.
I cannot find any entry on the CWGC website. for Reg. B Mumford and I cannot find any Military papers for him either, although they could be among the burnt papers that were destroyed in the London Blitz in WW2. I have looked in the Record Office at Hawarden in the “Persons” indexes for any MUMFORD, but although I seem to know the name I cannot find any trace and with only a Surname and initials if the Reg. isn’t correct, it is hard, even with Reg or Reginald to look for I cannot find any trace, so any help would be appreciated.
Did he survive? If he did, he was the only one on this list who did, and was honoured by the people of Queensferry by having his name put on the “Queensferry School,” Plaque.
The only MUMFORD on the CWGC Database.- NOT the right one, but was he connected?
Commonwealth War Graves Commission – MUMFORD, L R
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 21/10/1918
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force and 23rd Bn. London Regiment
Grave Reference: Screen Wall. 7 V. 100.
Cemetery: ST. PANCRAS CEMETERY
Additional Information: Husband of Grace Adelaide Mumford, of 10, Shelburne Rd., Holloway, London.
Any help would be gratefully received.