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Douglas Charles Lumley: Tuesday 19th September 1916

Douglas became Private 3549 in the 1st/2nd Batt London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers).  He was killed in action aged 18 and has no known grave.  He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

Douglas’ parents were Charles Henry (buried 6 July 1918, age 52) and Emma Augusta Lumley of 69 Broderick Road who had married in 1895. He was born in Tooting and baptised at Holy Trinity on 10 March 1898 when his father was a builder/contractor.  In 1901 the family were living with Charles’ sister Florence and her husband William Shipley who was also a builder.  By 1911 the family had moved to Broderick Road.  Douglas was the eldest of 3 surviving children with a brother Maurice Henry, 4 years younger and sister Sadie 5 years his junior.  One other child had not survived.