A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- R M Mumme -


Robin Morris Mumme, son of Paul Robin Tingley Mumme and Jessie Elizabeth Gilruth Mumme of Brixham, Devon. Formerly served with the Palestine Police.

Service details

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 700735 Robin Morris Mumme, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...

His name is recorded on the Bembridge School War Memorial

Date of Death :17th April 1943
Where buried or commemorated :Chalons-en-Champagne
East Communal Cemetery
Aircraft :Handley Page Halifax Mk II
DT670 MH-M
Crew :
Pilot :Sgt D F InchCWGC record ...
Sgt T F HaydenCWGC record ...
Sgt H Riley
W.Op./Air Gnr.:Flg Off R F ClementsCWGC record ...
Flt Sgt E L Lancaster, RAAFCWGC record ...
Sgt F F Dards
Air Gnr. :Sgt R M MummeCWGC record ...

The aircraft took off at 20.23 hrs from RAF Snaith, but was hit by flak which damaged the engines before it crashed at 03.40 hrs near Chalons-sur-Marne in France. Four crewmen who died are buried in the local Cemetery, while Sgt Lancaster RAAF is buried at Choloy War Cemetery.

Mumme had been a pupil at Bembridge School.

Information provided by John Bloodworth


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