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Charles Henry Rumsby

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Portrait of Charles Henry Rumsby, Taranaki Rifle Regiment. Image kindly provided by Alison McGill (October 2020).

Portrait of Charles Henry Rumsby, Taranaki Rifle Regiment. Image kindly provided by Alison McGill (O …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Rumsby AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/1971 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 August 1892 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Ohura, King-country, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Rumsby (brother), care of Bank of New Zealand, Ohura, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/1971 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
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  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Other, WWI AWMM
    Nature of Injury: G.S.W. right shoulder Pension: 20/- Percent of disability: [Not stated] Source: New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Present address (as listed in New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%): Box 28, Warkworth.

      Name spelt Rumsly in Nominal Roll, correctly spelt Rumsby. AWMM
    • Charles Henry Rumsby was born on May 12 1892 Public - Kerry - Direct descendant - 28 May 2020 - Wedding Certificate April 3 1920
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 July 1967 AWMM
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  • Obituary
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • My grandfather. I'm very proud of this man for his strength and his selfless bravery.
    Public - Paul - Direct descendant - 28 April 2021
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  • I believe this gentleman to be my Great Uncle. It is an honour to be related to a brave and distinguished service man
    Public - Elizabeth - Other relative - 12 November 2018
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  • My Grandfather, Charles Henry Rumsby, served at Gallipoli with the Wellington Infantry Unit and was wounded on 8th August 1915 at Chunuk Bair. I wish to acknowledge his contribution to our Country's history and the personal hardships he must have endured to fight for his King and Country. He was a young man of 21, having emigrated to N.Z. 3 years earlier leaving his family back home in England for a better life in N.Z. After the War he was successful in getting a ballot farm in Warkworth, where he worked very hard on the land to turn it into a profitable farm only to have to sell it in the 2nd World War when his son enlisted as he was unable to carry on with the physical work that farming entailed. I remember him as a very hardworking and resourceful man, proud of his new homeland and proud to call himself a Kiwi.
    Public - Alison - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 635 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%, compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent War Pensions, and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) Discharged and undischarged hospital patients, assessed as suffering permanent disability, but not yet in receipt of a pension at date (28-4-20). New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. NZ Times Co. (Printer). AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
28 April 2021PaulNew ZealandDirect descendant
28 May 2020KerryAuckland NZDirect descendant
12 November 2018ElizabethLiverpool, UKOther relative
25 April 2015AlisonBrightwater, New ZealandOther Relative

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