A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- G H Rumbold -


George Henry Rumbold, Son of Jesse James Rumbold and Alice Dorcas Rumbold, of Sandown, Isle of Wight.
Service details

Aircraftman 2nd Class 1191084 G H Rumbold, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...

His name is recorded on the Sandown War Memorial

Date of Death :12th January 1941 aged 28
Where buried or commemorated :Fradley (St Stephen) Churchyard

AC2 Rumbold died when a Bristol Beaufighter (serial no R2089) crashed on take off into an accommodation hut occupied by Aircraftmen. Rumbold and another Aircraftman died, many others were seriously injured.
The pilot of the Beaufighter was P/O C.N. O'Brien who survived. The official findings stated that both engines cut after take off due to fuel problems.
St Stephen's Church, Fradley is in Staffordshire.
Rumbold was serving with 51 MU at RAF Lichfield (also known as RAF Fradley).
AC2 Rumbold came from Sandown, Isle of Wight.

Information provided by : John Bloodworth
and Chris Pointon of RAF Lichfield Association


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