Francis Elmer RUMBALL

Badge Number: S7251, Sub Branch: Edwardstown

RUMBALL, Francis Elmer

Service Number: 53
Enlisted: 18 August 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 5th Divisional Signal Company
Born: Goodwood West, South Australia, 1895
Home Town: Thebarton (Southwark), City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Postal clerk
Died: Natural causes, South Australia, 30 May 1974
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Kingscote Public School Roll of Honor, Tanunda Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 53, Adelaide, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 53, 1st Divisional Signal Company, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 53, 1st Divisional Signal Company, HMAT Karroo, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 53, 1st Divisional Signal Company, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Nov 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 53, 5th Divisional Signal Company

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Was still serving in the 76th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces at time of AIF enlistment

 31 July 1918 - Returned to Australia

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

RSL Information

20 November 1935 - Married Irene Spottiswoode Plamer in Scots Church, Flinders Street, Adelaide

23 January 1919 Joined the RSL

31 August 1937 - Transferred to Keswick & Richmond Sub Branch

3 April 1945 - Transferred to Robe Sub Branch

May 1951 - Transferred to Edwardstown Sub Branch

Badge S6674 lost.

Addresses on membership card; 76 Edmund Avenue, Unley; Goodwood (street unknown); 7 George Street, Glandore. Last known address was 2 Urawa Avenue, Pooraka