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Richard Heumann

Born:
1888
Died:
9 Tammuz 5676 (10 July 1916)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
HEU5811
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1888

Death

Date of death:
9 Tammuz 5676 (10 July 1916)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Somme
Cause of death:
Killed in Action
Burial place:
Faffemont Isolated Grave, Combles

Places

Addresses

Family home:
22 Belsize Avenue, London

Schools

Name:
University College School

Other Organisations

Name:
University College School Cadet Corp
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Death

Heumann died on 10 September 1916, during the Somme Offensive, after his company had been ordered forward in response to a possible German counter-attack. Before doing so, Heumann held a conference in a shell hole, in which he died when a shell exploded above it, also killing Company Sergeant Major Mills and wounding Lieutenants Attenborough, Childs (fatally), and Ursell. Heumann had been mentioned in dispatches in June, for "gallant and distinguished service in the field".

Family

Siblings

Jenny Heumann (female)

Parents

Father: Herman Heumann (male)
Mother: Pauline Adler (female)

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Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1908
Date discharged/death:
10 July 1916
Rank at discharge/death:
Captain
Assignments
Regiment:
London Regiment
Battalion/unit:
2nd Battalion
Campaigns:
Battle of the Somme

Roll of Honour

R. HEUMANN, 10 July 1916

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Captain
Date of Death:
10/09/1916
Age:
29
Regiment / service:
2nd Bn., London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
Cemetery:
Faffemont Isolated Grave, Combles
Grave reference:
Isolated Grave 3.
Additional information:

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Career Soldier

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