Charles James Rumsey – AB Rumsey, Royal Naval Division

Grandfather’s WW1 experiences

My grandfather, Charles James Rumsey, was born in Hammersmith on Easter Sunday 1886 and at the age of 20, he was made redundant as a painter due to a recession.
Workers at W. H. Humphries’ Wagon Works

Memories of Humphries’ Wagon Works

I recently discovered the photograph shown below, together with the document recording the start of my grandfather’s apprenticeship at W. H. Humphries’ Wagon Works, London Road, Chippenham. My grandfather, Reginald Townsend, born…