RUMBELOW, Claude Walter George

No.1142116, Gunner, Claude Walter George RUMBELOW
Aged 22

454 Battery, 3 Mountain Regiment, Royal Artillery
Killed in Action on Monday, 26th March 1945

Claude Walter George Rumbelow was born in Wicken (Newmarket Q1-1923 3B:747), son of Claude Henry and Mildred May RUMBELOW (née CANHAM).

In the 1939 register, the family were at Lode Lane,Wicken. Father Claude Henry [4-8-1898] farm labourer; mother Mildred [2-10-1901]; brother Philip (Charles I.) [3-2-1928] at school. There are 2 closed records.

He seems to have married Edna WILSON, from Sperton, Lancashire (Lancaster Q1-1945 8E:1434).

His uncle Charles William RUMBELOW died in the Army in 1917. see here

He was the only one killed that day from his unit. It seems they were with 51st Highland Division for the Rhine crossing at Rees, about seven miles down stream from Xanten..

photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Claude Rumbelow is buried in Reichswald War Cemetery, grave 53:C:1

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