Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
13 Nov 1916
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Gunner Horace George Dunham, 2783, 24th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, was killed in action on November 13th, 1916. He was aged 24.
Horace was the son of baker and confectioner Alfred Dunham and his wife Mary, of 1 North Street, Luton. He and his two brothers had worked in the family bakery.
Officially, Gunner Dunham is recorded as having been killed in action on November 13th. A letter to his parents from the Front from Capt W. S. Green, however, said his death occurred on November 14th. The machine gunner had suffered no pain and had been buried.
Horace was a fast bowler with Luton Town Cricket Club and was the holder of medals for cricket and football. He joined up in January 1915 and had been at the Front for 12 months. His last letter home was written on November 11th.
Younger brother Albert was home on leave from the Army Service Corps, while older brother Percival had a certificate of exemption as the mainstay of the family business.