Private Arthur Dumpleton

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

25 Sep 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation


Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

Gardenia Avenue
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Guards' Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier
Leagrave War Memorial

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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Author: Deejaya

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