Private Arthur Dumpleton

Title (Mr/ Mrs/ Capt/ Rev etc): 

First name(s): 

Arthur

Surname only: 

Dumpleton

Pte Arthur Dumpleton, 27845, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on the Somme on September 25th, 1916.

Born in 1877 at Stopsley, he was a son of Daniel and Ann Dumpleton. He was living with his then widower father in Gardenia Avenue, Leagrave, at the time of the 1911 Census and, like his parent, had become a gamekeeper. Daniel was bailiff at Little Bramingham Farm in 1881 and gamekeeper at Wigmore Hall Farm in 1891, when the family lived at Ramridge End Cottage. Both father and son were gamekeepers at Little Bramingham Farm in 1901.

At the time of his death, Arthur had five brothers - Daniel, Edward, Philip, George and Walter - and three sisters - Amy, Nellie and Ethel. A sixth brother Eliab, died in 1909 in a workhouse in St Albans. Their father died aged 73 on January 24th, 1916, his address then given in a family announcement as Waller Avenue, Leagrave.

 

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Service Number: 

27845

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War time / or Pre War occupation: 

Gamekeeper

Place of Birth: 

Stopsley
United Kingdom

Place of Death: 

Somme
France

War Memorial Location: 

Grave Location: 

Guards' Cemetery
Lesboeufs
France

World War I Address: 

Gardenia Avenue
Leagrave
United Kingdom

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Year of Birth: 

1 877

Year of Death: 

1 916

Month of Death: 

Sep

Day of Death: 

25

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Most Relevant Date: 

Monday, September 25, 1916