Private James Hubert Mimms

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

28 Sep 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation


Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

11 Peach Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Mill Road Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News/Saturday Telegraph , 4th November 1916
Pte James Mimms


Pte James Hubert Mimms, 14405, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on the Somme on September 28th, 1916.

Born in Luton in 1892, he was the son of William Mimms and wife Sarah Ann (nee Hughes), of 11 Peach Street, Luton. In the 1911 Census James was described as a toolmaker living at home with his parents, four brothers and a sister.

A sergeant wrote that all the men at one gun had been knocked out, except Pte Mimms, who was ordered to another spot.He did not arrive.

Three weeks later a soldier in the Cheshire Regiment reconnoitring in the trenches came across the body of Pte Mimms, who was identified by his clothing and papers he was carrying.

He is commemorted on the Luton Roll of Honour and St Mary's Church Memorial.



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Pte James Mimms

Author: Deejaya

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