MOUND John Thomas
Regiment : 15th Signal Company Royal Engineers
Service number : 62256
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds aged 37 on 4th October 1915
Buried : Lillers Communal Cemetery, France, Grave IV. C. 7.
Memorial : Stourbridge Old Swinford Hospital School
Additional information on the memorial: Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 4 October 1915. Age 37.
John Mound was born on 21st June 1878, the son of Thomas and Anne Mound of Wollaston, Worcestershire. He entered Old Swinford Hospital on 19th June 1888 and left the school on 26th October 1892 when he was apprenticed to N.H. Orford, painter and glazier of Market Street, Stourbridge, to learn carpentry.
Jack enlisted into the Royal Engineers at Stratford-on-Avon on 8th January 1915 when he gave his age as 37. He was employed as a signal linesman with the Great Western Railway. After enlisting he was posted to the 15th (Scottish) Division Signal Company and following training on Marlborough Downs they were posted to France, arriving in Le Havre on 8th July 1915. Attached to the artillery headquarters, Jack was caught by a shell burst in a dug-out and seriously wounded. He later died of his wounds.
Source for additional information: Old Foleyans Remembered Casualties of WW1 published by the Old Foleyans Association, October 1998.
Great Western Railway Roll of Honour:
Lance Corporal John Thomas Mound, Royal Engineers, died 4/10/15. Great Western Railway, Signal Lineman, Signal Department, Stratford-on-Avon since November 1900. Previously worked about 1 year in the Locomotive and Carriage Department.
Death reported in the Great Western Railway staff magazine reference 1915/12/320. Photo in the Great Western Railway staff magazine reference 1916/08/192.