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Frederick George Rundle

Photograph of gravestone at St. Mabyn Cemetery provided by Gabrielle Fortune 2006. - Image has All Rights Reserved

Photograph of gravestone at St. Mabyn Cemetery provided by Gabrielle Fortune 2006. - Image has All R …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick George AWMM
  • Surname
    Rundle AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/1972 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 February 1895 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
    1st October 1890 Public - Sophie - Researcher - 19 July 2020 - Attestation form
  • Place of birth
    Longstone, Helland, Bodmin, Cornwall, UK Public - Sophie - Researcher - 19 July 2020 - UK Census
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Grassmere, Feilding, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John Rundle (father), Longstone, Cornwall, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/1972 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
    • Enlisted 11th January 1915 at Trentham Public - Sophie - Researcher - 19 July 2020 - Military personnel file
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Blacksmith Public - Sophie - Researcher - 19 July 2020 - Military personnel file
  • Age on enlistment
    24 and 2 months Public - Sophie - Researcher - 19 July 2020 - Military personnel file


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      154 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Frederick Rundle was the son of John and Christiana Rundle, of "Longstone," Helland, Bodmin, England.

      Wounded in action, Messines, 7 June 1917 (gun shot wound, left leg and thigh: severe), and admitted to No 2 Stationary Hospital; transferred to No 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst, 20 July 1917 (left leg amputated); to NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, 25 August 1917; discharged from hospital, 17 May 1918.
      Sent to Bank of New Zealand, London, 27 May 1918; completed course in shorthand, office routine, stencil work and typing, 2 December 1918.
      Commenced return to New Zealand on board 'Zealandic', 27 February 1919; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of wounds received in action), 28 March 1919.
      Total war service: 2 years 303 days (of which 2 years 157 days were abroad).
      Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
      Died of self-inflicted bullet wound, 14 February 1932. AWMM
    • Frederick Rundle was the son of John (a blacksmith) and Christiana Rundle, of Longstone, Helland, Bodmin, Cornwall, UK. He emigrated to New Zealand in 1913, living at Grassmere, Feilding with his sister, Mildred. He worked as a blacksmith for Lankshear of Colyton before enlisting in January 1915. He had tried to enlist in the Army in previous years, but was refused on the grounds of a speech impediment. Shortly after his training in Egypt, he joined 'B' Coy, 4th reinforcements, Wellington Battalion, and was sent to the Dardenelles, where he was wounded on the 9th June 1915. He returned to Anzac Cove, but was admitted to the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station with ‘Nervous Exhaustion’ on the 11th July. One week later, on the 18th July, he disembarked at Malta and was immediately hospitalised with Enteric (Typhoid) fever. He was admitted to the military hospital at Mtarfa with Enteric fever with lesions. Moved to the 1st London General Hospital at St Gabriel’s College, Camberwell in September 1915. On the 11th January 1916 he was moved to Grey Towers Convalescent Hospital. Moved to Addington Park war hospital May 1916, and taken back to the NZ Conv Camp at Grey Towers in July. By August 1916 he moved to the depot at Codford, and in October 1916 he returned to the reserve group at the infantry training units at Sling Camp.
      In October of 1916 he rejoined his battalion in France. On the 11th November 1916, while serving on the western front Frederick was wounded in action, suffering multiple gunshot wounds and a fractured skull. He was taken by New Zealand Field Ambulance to the 1st Casualty clearing station, before being taken to No. 7 General Hospital (known as Malassises Hospital) in St Omer, on the 13th November. Frederick was admitted to the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station on the 21st November. The Otago Daily Times states that he is ‘Dangerously ill’.
      Taken to King George hospital in London on the 15th January 1917. He died of his wounds 10 days later, on the 25th January 1917, and was buried in the village where he was born, St Mabyn, in Cornwall, UK. Public - Sophie - Researcher - 19 July 2020 - Military Personnel files (found on this website).
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About death

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  • Death
    25 January 1917 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St Mabyn Church Cemetery, Cornwall, England AWMM
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  • Obituary
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