Private Harry Gilmore Bumstead

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

12 Apr 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Dyeworks employee


Stewart Hubbard

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

42 Castle Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 3rd May 1917
Pte Harry Gilmore Bumstead


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.


Individual Location

Pte Harry Gilmore Bumstead

Author: Deejaya

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