Gunner Horace George Dunham

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

13 Nov 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation

Bakehouse worker in family business


Alfred Dunham (father)

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

1 North Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Saturday Telegraph , 25th November 1916
Gunner Horace George Dunham


Gunner Horace George Dunham, 2783, 24th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, was killed in action on November 13th, 1916. He was aged 24.

Horace was the son of baker and confectioner Alfred Dunham and his wife Mary, of 1 North Street, Luton. He and his two brothers had worked in the family bakery.

Officially, Gunner Dunham is recorded as having been killed in action on November 13th. A letter to his parents from the Front from Capt W. S. Green, however, said his death occurred on November 14th. The machine gunner had suffered no pain and had been buried.

Horace was a fast bowler with Luton Town Cricket Club and was the holder of medals for cricket and football. He joined up in January 1915 and had been at the Front for 12 months. His last letter home was written on November 11th.

Younger brother Albert was home on leave from the Army Service Corps, while older brother Percival had a certificate of exemption as the mainstay of the family business.


Individual Location

Gunner Horace George Dunham

Author: Deejaya

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