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Stanley Rumball EGGLETON

Regimental number3623
Place of birthTring, Herts, England
SchoolTring County Council School, Herts, England
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Manager, Commonwealth Savings Bank, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 5.75"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Wilkins, Miswell Farm, Tring, Hertfordshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 December 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 7, Field Ambulance 7, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
FateDied of wounds 8 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPoperinghe, Belgium
Age at death28
Place of burialPoperinghe New Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row J, Grave No. 21), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in St George the Martyr's Anglican Church, Goodwood, Adelaide, South Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the Glory of God. In Honour of Our Lady, Blessed Michael the Archangel, Blessed George the Martyr & of all the Blessed Saints. To the dear Memory of all those who went forth from this Altar, where they offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Body and Blood of Christ, to give their lives in the Great War. This Screen is Blessed on Anzac Day 25 April 1922 being the Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist.'
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, Anzac, 21 October 1915 (quinsey) (no further details recorded).

Disembarked Alexandria, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 9 April 1915 (bronchitis); transferred to Divisional Rest Station, Steenwerck, 11 April 1916; discharged to unit, 15 April 1916.

On leave to United Kingdom, 31 July 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 13 August 1917.

Died of wounds received in action, 8 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Left £20 in his Will to St George's Church, Goodwood, 'to be applied to any fund the Rector (Canon Wise) shall please.'
SourcesNAA: B2455, EGGLETON Stanley Rumball

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