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Leslie Rider BUMPUS

Regimental number1636
Place of birthWanstead Villa, New Wanstead, Essex, England
SchoolNew College, Eastbourne, Sussex, England
Other training---- Sillips School, Verelf, Switzerland
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinW H Bumpus, 62 Minster Road, Cricklewood, London, N W, England
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A22 Rangatira on 25 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularServed in the South African Constabulary, 1903-8. Landed at Gallipoli, 25 April 1915; wounded, 8 May 1915. While in hospital wrote the much-praised "Passing By". Was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant, June 1916.
FateKilled in Action 22 July 1917
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialReninghelst New Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 14), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Elizabeth BUMPUS, 45 Fordwych Road, Cricklewood, London. Native of New Wanstead, Essex, England

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