Leslie Rider BUMPUS

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BUMPUS, Leslie Rider

Service Number: 1636
Enlisted: 26 August 1914, Brisbane
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 6th Australian Field Artillery Battery
Born: Wanstead Villa, New Wanstead, Essex, England, 1883
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: New College, Eastbourne, Sussex & Sillips School, Verelf, Switzerland
Occupation: Stock Broker Clerk & Station Hand
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 22 July 1917
Cemetery: Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Belgium
Plot III, Row D, Grave 14
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World War 1 Service

26 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 1636, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Brisbane
25 Sep 1914: Involvement Driver, SN 1636, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade
25 Sep 1914: Embarked Driver, SN 1636, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Rangatira, Brisbane
22 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN 1636, 6th Australian Field Artillery Battery

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Leslie Rider BUMPUS was born in Wanstead Villa, New Wanstead, Essex, England in 1883

His parents were William Henry BUMPUS & Elizabeth Ann ROBSON who married on 4th October, 1871 in the Parish Church, Hackney, Middlesex

He had previously served in the South African Constabulary from 1903 to 1908 before he came to Australia  & enlisted in Brisbane on 26th August, 1914 as a Driver with the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, Battery 7 and embarked from Brisbane on HMAT Rangatira on 25th September, 1914

He landed at Gallipoli on 25th April, 1915 and was wounded on 8th May, 1915

While in hospital he wrote the much praised "Passing By"  He was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in June 1916

Leslie was Killed in Action in Belgium on 22nd July 1917 & is buried in the Reninghelgst New Military Cemetery

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