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Horace RUMBLE

Regimental number6358
Date of birth17 June 1889
Place of birthReading, Berkshire, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressHarbour Works, Bunbury, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height6' 0"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinFather, Harry Humphrey Rumble, Resident Engineer, Harbour Works, Bunbury, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918
Discharge date28 February 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Reported as prisoner of war, 11 April 1917.

Repatriated to Holland; arrived, 13 January 1918; arrived England, 20 January 1918, and admitted to 1st London General Hospital, Camberwell (gun shot wound, right hand: severe); transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 25 January 1918 (amputated fingers and part of hand); discharged on furlough, 10 August 1918, to report to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 21 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 18 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, right hand: partial amputation), 28 February 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 December 1989
Age at death100
SourcesNAA: B2455, RUMBLE Horace

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