Charles PUMFREY

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PUMFREY, Charles

Service Number: 1384
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: Mining Corps
Born: , Upton-upon-Severn , Worcestershire., England., 1889
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 29 June 1916
Cemetery: Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery
Grave X.8., Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Kemmel, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Feb 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 1384, Mining Corps
20 Feb 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 1384, Mining Corps
20 Feb 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 1384, Mining Corps, HMAT Ulysses, Sydney
20 Feb 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 1384, Mining Corps, HMAT Ulysses, Sydney
29 Jun 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 1384

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

[Births Jun 1889   Pumfrey Charles  Upton 6c 335]

He was the son of Charles and Mary Ann Pumfrey of Court Street, Upton-upon-Severn , Worcestershire.

He is one of two Australian casualties of the Great War who are remembered on the Upton-on-Severn War Memorials.

Upton-upon-Severn (locally known as  simply Upton) is a small town and civil parish in the Malvern Hills District of Worcestershire, England. Upton is situated on the west bank of the River Severn and is located 5 miles southeast of Malvern. The town has a distinctive tower and copper-clad cupola – known locally as the "Pepperpot" – the only surviving remnant of a former church.

There were two other Pumfrey residents of Upton-upon-Severn who also fell-they may well have been related? Private Jim Pumfrey, Service Number 7951, and Private Tom Pumfrey, Service Number 8873. Both were with the 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment and were killed in action 28th October 1914 in France & Flanders and are Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35 and 37.

There are memorials to the men from Upton-upon-Severn who fell in both wars on plaques in the memorial hall and also in the church of Saints Peter & Paul.

There are four brass panels on the outside wall at the front of Memorial Hall and two wooden boards within the church. The men are listed by name and initial in the memorial hall but by full name in the church.

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