T/41004 Private Herbert Arthur Rumming

Royal Army Service Corps

Herbert Rumming was born in Corsham in 1892 to John (a quarryman) and Mary Ann (née Simpkins). At the time of Herbert’s birth they lived in Chapel Knapp, later moving to Coppershell, Corsham. The 1911 census records that they had another nine children: Elizabeth, Ernest, Albert, Francis, William, Caroline, Margaret, Sidney and Clarence.

By 1911 Herbert had enlisted in the Royal Horse Artillery and was stationed in Wellington Lines in Aldershot as a driver. His elder brothers, Francis and William, still lived at home with the family and worked for the Avon India Rubber Company.

Herbert arrived in the Dardanelles on 25th March 1915 and saw action during the Gallipoli Campaign.

Records show that Herbert transferred from the RHA to the Army Service Corps in April 1918 and died in the VAD Hospital, Corsham on 22nd July 1919. He was 28 years old.

Corsham (St Batholomew) Church Burial Ground War Graves

This burial ground is the resting place for 22 servicemen who gave their lives on the First & Second World Wars. A number were men who had lived in the town or had family connections to the area. Others were serving in local units or were receiving treatment in Corsham’s military hospital when they died. Find out more about them using the QR code located at each individual grave. These commemorations will be maintained in perpetuity by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). 

CWGC Map Corsham

World War One

1. Pte Robert Brown ASC

2. Pte Hamilton T Kerr A&SH

3. Pte William HJ Robbins RDC

4. Pte William Evans RDC

5. Dvr Egbert Slade ASC

6. 3rd AM Harold Flower RFC

7. AB William F Hemmings RN

8. Pte Herbert A Rumming RASC 

9. Pte George F Merrett RASC 

10. Sgt William Farmer Innis Fus

11. Pte Sidney A Archer

World War Two

12. Spr Charles J Bond RE

13. Pte John Jones P Corps

14. Pte Harry Sivyer RAMC

15. Pte Thomas H Gill P Corps

16. Pte Wilfred NK Huskinson RAOC

17. Tpr William McCaldron RAC

18. Sgt John WM Bailey MM RA

19. Pte William G Elms P Corps

20. Pte William H Thompson Som LI

21. Gnr Eric Burford RA

22. Capt William H Jackson RE