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William H. Rumble


6th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Quercus Cerris
  • Planted By: W. Hunter
  • Plaque: 2547

Additional Info

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William Henry Rumble was born in Cape Clear, Victoria, was single and a Labourer when he enlisted with the 6th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement on 3 October 1916 at the age of 21. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916. He proceeded overseas to France via Folkstone on 3 Mary 1917 and was assigned with the 6th Battalion from the 23rd. On 14 August 1917 he was penalized forfeiture of 14 days' pay for 'disobedience' and within three months was hospitalised for suffering from trench fever. He was transferred to the 3rd Auxiliary Hospital and eventually with the Military Hospital in Bancroft. He was reunited with his unit and proceeded overseas to France again, where he was wounded (gassed) and invalided back to England. He returned to Australia 21 December 1918
Tree No. 2547

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour