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    MIC Analysis - Lt Rumble RGA

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    Hey folks,

    Just would like to confirm some information. Connor Rumble, a policeman in Toronto, joined the Canadian Field Artillery in 1916 as an enlisted man. Rumble had previously served 12 years in the Royal Garrison Artillery prior to emigrating to Canada. While in England with the CFA in 1917, he was granted an "imperial commission" and transferred to the Royal Garrison Artillery.

    Am i correct to interpret this MIC as Rumble having served in England only (due to the award of the BWM but nothing else, and Theatre of War left blank)? 

    Also what does "E.F.G. Ret'd 30.10.26" mean?

    Are any other markings on the card of any important significance?


    British Army WW1 Medal Rolls - RUMBLE CA.jpg

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    The EF9 Form was sent to officers to fill out and return in order to be eligible for Great War medals.  The date indicates the receipt of the completed form by the Army Medal Office.  

    Canadians who left Canada and disembarked in the UK during the war were awarded the British War Medal. As Rumble lived in Canada and was a member of the Canadian Field Artillery he probably earned his BWM in this manner.

    Rumble was commissioned into the Royal Garrison Artillery Special Reserve on 24 June 1917, He was promoted Lieutenant, RGA SR on 24 December 1918. His service papers are available at The National Archives under WO 339/85182.

    Regards, Gunner 1

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    He served with the 48th Overseas Battery, at Millford Camp, before being discharged [late July, 1917] to take a commission in the Imperial Army and I think his previous service with the RGA was 18 years, or so one document says.  Here are his CEF records up to the end of July/17.   33 when he enlisted.  A shoo-in for a commission and an instructor's role in England, IMHO.



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