Marwood Mintern Munden
(1885-06-13)13 June 1885
Ilminster, Somerset, England
8 March 1952(1952-03-08) (aged 66)
Eastcombe, Gloucestershire, England
Domestic team information
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Source: CricketArchive, 22 December 2015
Marwood Mintern Munden (13 June 1885 – 8 March 1952) was a doctor and a First World War hero who also played three first-class cricket matches for Somerset in 1908. He was born in Ilminster, Somerset and died in Eastcombe, Gloucestershire. A substantial biographical note on him written by a member of his family on the Royal Army Medical Corps website says that he was known in the family as “Mintern Munden,” not Marwood Munden.
1 Background and early career
2 Cricket career
3 War service
4 Later life
Background and early career
Munden was the third son and seventh child of the Ilminster doctor, Charles Munden. He was educated at Crewkerne Grammar School and then studied medicine at Guy’s Hospital in London, qualifying in 1911. He married in 1912 and set up in general practice at Chalford, Gloucestershire.
Munden made three appearances in first-class cricket for Somerset in the 1908 season as a batsman. He scored 11 in each innings of the match against Kent at the Crabble Athletic Ground, Dover in July. But returning for two matches in a week in August, he scored just nine against Hampshire. And then in the return match against Kent he failed to score in either innings.
Munden joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1916 and served with the 89th Field Ambulance and the second battalion of the Royal Fusiliers in France. He was awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre for his work evacuating wounded Belgian troops. He was commissioned as a temporary lieutenant in 1918 and discharged at the end of the First World War.
After the war, Munden returned to Gloucestershire, and remained there in general practice as a doctor until his death in 1952. He no longer played first-class cricket, but turned out for amateur sides including the Gloucester Gypsies touring team and also cap