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Date of Birth
Date of Death
12 Apr 1917
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Harry Gilmore Bumstead (Bumpstead*), 90017, 45th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, was killed in action in France on April 12th, 1917. He was aged 21.
He had joined the Territorials in October 1913, and on the outbreak of war was stationed near Brighton and later at Rendlesham Park, Norfolk. He saw service overseas when he went to the Dardanelles in October 1915. There he contracted dysentery and was invalided home the following January. After a stay in England he went to Ireland before being drafted to France.
A native of Luton he was the son Norfolk father Henry Bumstead and his Suffolk wife Catherine Elizabeth (nee Webb), of 42 Castle Street, Luton. before enlistment he was employed for three years at the Stewart Hubbard dye works in Regent Street, Luton.
* Only military records use the name Bumpstead. Census and other records use Bumstead.