The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Corporal H H Muncey


Corporal Herbert Henry MUNCEY, G/823, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or after, 3rd May 1917.

Born Bromley, Kent, son of Ernest Stidolph & Ellen Muncey.

1911 Census - 11 Croft Road, Bromley, Kent - Ernest Stidolph Muncey, head, age 48, married, Town Postman, GPO, born Lewisham; Ellen Muncey, wife, age 43, married 21 years, 9 children, 8 still alive, born Colchester; *William Ernest Muncey, son, age 20, single, substitute postman, born Bromley; Frank George Muncey, son, age 19, single, under gardener, born Bromley; Charles Edward Muncey, son, age 17, single, unemployed, born Bromley; Herbert Henry Muncey, son, age 15, single, house boy, born Bromley; Arthur Thomas Muncey, son, age 13, school boy, born Bromley; Winnie Muncey, daughter, age 8, born Bromley; Gladys Muncey, daughter, age 5, born Bromley; Rose Muncey, daughter, age 3, born Bromley.

Enlisted Bromley, Kent, age 19, height 5ft 10½ inches, weight 146lbs, fresh complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair, scar forehead, mole chest, mole right buttock. Resided 11 Croft Road, Bromley, Kent. Formerly house decorator.

Separation Allowance of 2/5 a week & Allotment of Pay of 2/4 a week payable to mother.

Home 2nd September 1914 to 31st May 1915; BEF 1st June 1915 to 4th July 1916; Home 5th July 1916 to 17th December 1916; BEF 18th December 1916 to 3rd May 1917.

2nd September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th September 1914, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 24th April 1915, Aldershot, overstaying his pass until 3.00pm 26th April 1915, 3 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 3 days pay; 1st June 1915, posted BEF; 19th October 1915, posted unpaid Lance Corporal; 15th November 1915, appointed Acting Corporal; 6th December 1915, promoted Corporal; 8th March 1916, wounded, slight, at Duty; 3rd July 1916, wounded in action; 5th July 1916, transferred to England, Hospital Ship, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, No.1. gun shot wound right arm; 5th July 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th July 1916, to 13th September 1916, ????? General Hospital/ Herefordshire General Hospital, gun shot wound, right upper arm; 23rd September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th December 1916, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th December 1916, embarked / disembarked; 8th January 1917, joined Battalion "A" Company In the Field; 25th March 1917, attached Depot Company; 1st April 1917, rejoined Battalion; 3rd May 1917, posted missing, with 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

31st July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Ernest Stidolph Muncey, 11 Croft Road, Bromley, Kent; Mother, Ellen Muncey, 11 Croft Road, Bromley, Kent; Frank George Muncey, South Street, Worthing; Charles Edward Muncey, proceeding to New Zealand; Arthur Thomas Muncey, 11 Croft Road, Bromley, Kent; Sisters - Winifred Mary Muncey, 11 Croft Road, Bromley, Kent; Gladys ????? Muncey, 11 Croft Road, Bromley, Kent; Eleanor Muncey, 11 Croft Road, Bromley, Kent; Edith Ethel Louise Muncey, 11 Croft Road, Bromley, Kent.

Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Bay 7, France / Bromley War Memorial.

*Private William Ernest Muncey, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, Service No G/14838, died 9th September 1916, age 26. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 7C France. Son of Ernest Muncey, of 11 Croft Road, Bromley, Kent.

1913 December Quarter, Bromley, Kent, Registration District, married Clara Ada Whittington, 44 Liddon Road, Bromley, Kent. 

1915 December Quarter, Bromley, Kent, Registration District, birth of Clara J Whittington.

*Cpl Harry Muncey, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, Service No.5942. died of wounds, 10th July 1916, age 25. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery II.A.73 France.

Born Bromley Kent, son of William Stidolph Muncey and Martha Muncey, of Bromley, Kent.

1911 Census - 8 Weston Grove, Bromley, Kent - William Stidolph Muncey, head, age 50, married, Inspector of Postmen, Post Office, worker, born Chelsea, London; Martha Muncey, wife, age 48, married 27 years, 9 children, 6 still alive, born Limehouse, South; Katherine Sarah Muncey, daughter, age 25, single, dressmaker, own account, at home, born Bromley, Kent; Harry Muncey, son, age 20, single, surveyors clerk, Valuation Department, Inland Revenue, worker, born Bromley, Kent; Mabel Amelia Muncey, daughter, age 17, upholsterer, worker, born Bromley, Kent; Harold Crowson Muncey, son, age 14, school, born Bromley, Kent; Leslie Norman Muncey, son, age 12, school, born Bromley, Kent.

Harry joined the Royal Fusiliers in October 1914, embarking for the Front at the end of July 1915. He gained his first stripe for drawing the plan of a trench taken over by the British from the French, and ultimately became a Corporal. His professional knowledge frequently proved useful, and whilst on service he was engaged part of the time in land surveying. Harry died in hospital in Etaples after a piece of shell pierced his helmet.

16th August 1916, Probate - Harry Muncey of 8 Weston Grove, Bromley, Kent. Corporal 13th Royal Fusiliers, died 10th July 1916, in France, on active service. Probate London 16th August to William Stidolph Muncey, civil servant. Effects £196 8s 2d.

*see Pte H J Muncey

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