Rank: Private
Service No: 3210
Date of Death: 27/09/1915
Age: 30
Regiment/Service: London Regiment (London Scottish) 14th Bn.
Grave Reference I. C. 6.

Additional Information:

Born in 1885 at Walthamstow, son of John (Dress Trimmings Manufacturer) and Martha Mary Muddiman.  1891: With his family at Woodland View, Cleveland Road Wanstead. 1901: A Ship Brokers Clerk with his family at “Avimore” 16, Churchfields South Woodford. 1911: A Steel manufacturers Clerk with his widowed Mother at “Chislehurst”, Malmesbury Road South Woodford. His Father had died in 1909.

John arrived in France on 08-03-15, and on 25-09-15 was involved in the initial attack in the Battle of Loos, when British Forces advanced on German lines under cover of an artillery bombardment and gas cloud. 1 Division was allocated to the centre of the attack. When 14 London advanced at about 10.55, their direct frontal charge along with 1/9 Kings at Lone tree, was countered by concentrated rifle and machine gun fire and effectively halted with many casualties. A further attempted advance on 26-09-15 was not successful.

At some stage during this fierce fighting John Muddiman was wounded, and he died from those wounds on 27-09-15.

Memorial: Roll of Honour St Mary’s Church.
Separate Folder: NO.
Principal Sources: Ancestry.
Qualification: Borough Resident.