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Clarence RUMBALL

Place of birthFowlers Bay South Australia
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationClerk
AddressPO Thebarton, Thebarton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, H S Rumball, Thebarton Post Office, Thebarton, South Australia
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name10th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354, 5 November 1915; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 12, 27 January 1916.

Military Cross


'Work done at Le Barque, 24/25 February 1917.'
Second recommendation for Military Cross, 10 March 1917: '(Le Barque 24-26 February 1917) Courage and initiative and splendid leadership.'
Recommendation date: 1 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 December 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He made several reconnaissances of unknown ground under heavy fire, and by his quick appreciation of the situation and prompt action greatly assisted in the success of the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 53 Pte Francis Elmer RUMBALL, 5th Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 31 July 1918; Brother-in-Law: 2784 Pte Stanley Henry RUMBALL, 10th Bn, died of wounds, 20 April 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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