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6 May 1918
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Soldier or Civilian
Sgt Frederick James Munns, 10394, 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards, was killed in action in France on May 6th, 1918. He was aged 34 and left a widow and two children.
An officer wrote to Ivy Munns, who was living in London, that her husband was killed instantly by a sniper's bullet while he was out with a wiring party.
Born in Limbury, a son of Charles and Jane Munns, of The Tanyard, Frederick was called up as a reservist on August 4th, 1914. He had gone through the whole campaign without a scratch until the the fateful night of Monday, May 6th, 1918.
Frederick had married Ivy Plumb Andrews at Biscot Church in 1906 and had a daughter, Ellen Margaret. The couple moved to London, where Frederick was engaged at Harrod's Ltd as a cook. They had a second child, Frederick Charles James, in 1911.
The family home was in Deptford, London, at the time of Frederick's death. He is commemorated on the Luton and Leagrave War Memorials.