John Le Helmke TUMMEL


TUMMEL, John Le Helmke

Service Number: SX4429
Enlisted: 4 June 1940, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Kapunda, South Australia., 28 July 1917
Home Town: Milang, Alexandrina, South Australia
Schooling: Paskerville School, York Peninsula & Roseworthy Agricultural College
Occupation: Farming student
Died: Killed In Action, Papua New Guinea, 8 December 1942, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
B5 E 17, Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Bomana, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Milang Memorial Gates, Milang Soldiers' Memorial Gardens & Anzac Park, Rostrevor College WW2 Memorial Plaques, Tanunda War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

4 Jun 1940: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
4 Jun 1940: Enlisted Private, SN SX4429, Adelaide, South Australia

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Son of Leslie Helmke TUMMEL and Agnes May McNAMARA

He married Mary Eileen nee BAGLEY

Pte. J. H. Tummell, who originally went to Milang from Tanunda (where his parents reside), was also employed at Milang by Mr. Bagley. He was some little time back married to Miss 
Mary Bagley. The news of his death was received with deep regret.

Referring to the paragraph in our last issue regarding the death of Pte. J. H. Tummell, we incorrectly stated that the late soldier had been in the employ of Mr. Bagley, whereas we
should have mentioned the name of Mr. L. H. Landseer, of Milang. Pte. Tummell was married to Mr. Bagley's daughter (Mary) over two years ago.