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Date of Birth
Date of Death
28 Sep 1916
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte James Hubert Mimms, 14405, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on the Somme on September 28th, 1916.
Born in Luton in 1892, he was the son of William Mimms and wife Sarah Ann (nee Hughes), of 11 Peach Street, Luton. In the 1911 Census James was described as a toolmaker living at home with his parents, four brothers and a sister.
A sergeant wrote that all the men at one gun had been knocked out, except Pte Mimms, who was ordered to another spot.He did not arrive.
Three weeks later a soldier in the Cheshire Regiment reconnoitring in the trenches came across the body of Pte Mimms, who was identified by his clothing and papers he was carrying.
He is commemorted on the Luton Roll of Honour and St Mary's Church Memorial.