Frederick Charles CUMNER (1878-1945)

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Frederick was born in Camberley, Surrey abt 1878, 2nd youngest son of Sidney CUMNER & Miriam MATTHEWS.

On 6-Jun-1893 he enlisted in the Royal Artillery (#97655) [src: PRO WO364/889]. He was aged 14yrs 6mths, born Camberley, Surrey.

He served in the South African War between 1899 and 1902.

On 1-Nov-1904 he was promoted to Sergeant

On 16-Oct-1905 he married Harriet DAVIS in Yateley, Hampshire.

On 13-Dec-1919 he was discharged giving his address as 32 Richmond Hill, Luton.

He died 5-Jan-1945 in Luton Bedfordshire. His estate was valued at £637 and administration was given to his wife Harriett CUMNER.

Frederick & Harriett had 8 children:

Census: 1881, 1891, 1901

1881 Census

5 Albion Cottages, Sandhurst, Berkshire
Sydney CUMNER, 53(M), Domestic Servant
Marrian CUMNER, 37(M),
Alfred CUMNER, 14(S), At home from company
John H. CUMNER, 11(S),
Richard H. CUMNER, 9(S),
Ernest E. CUMNER, 4(S),
Frederick C. CUMNER, 2(S)

1891 Census

2 Albion Cottages, York Town Road, Sandhurst, Berkshire
Sydney CUMNER, aged 61?, born Newbury, Berkshire, Club Servant @ R. M. College
Mariann CUMNER, aged 47, born Aldershot, Hampshire
Ernest E. CUMNER, aged 14, born Camberley, Surrey
Frederick C. CUMNER, aged 12, born Camberley, Surrey
Floretta CUMNER, aged 8, born Sandhurst, Berkshire
Christopher CUMNER, aged 4, born Sandhurst, Berkshire

1901 Census

Not in UK, serving in South African War from 1899 to 1902.

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