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Rundle, C N

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Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Turkey

Cubitt Noel Rundle

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 25 June 1915

Roll of Honour. Death of C N Rundle. Yesterday evening Colonel C S Rundle received a War Office telegram conveying the sad intelligence that his eldest son 2nd Lieutenant Cubitt Noel Rundle had been killed in action in the Dardanelles. Rundle's own regiment was the South Wales Borderers but he was attached to the Royal Scots. Yesterdays papers contained reports of how the Royal Scots aided by a company of the Worcesters had succeeded in taking a portion of the trenches that had been captured by the Turks. It seems probable that this was the action in which Rundle fell. It was only 2 days ago that his parents received letters from him describing his landing at the end of May. The letters were full of keenness and zest and said how he was enjoying the life in spite of the ceaseless danger from shells and bullets. The wholehearted sympathy of their many friends, and indeed of the whole Island, will go out to Colonel & Mrs Rundle in the loss of their gallant son. Rundle's name in the past 2 or 3 years has been quite a household word in Jersey. He was at Victoria College for 7 years from 1907-14, he was for 3 years in the Football XI being Captain for the last 2, and for 4 years in the Cricket XI being Captain in 1914. Many will recall how he had the misfortune to get his leg broken in the Guernsey Match in the autumn of 1913. He was a Prefect, a Sergeant in the OTC and has gained the much prized Certificate A. In all these ways he had shown himself a natural leader of men and everything pointed to a fine and useful career. He passed into Sandhurst at the June examination last year and was gazetted into the South Wales Borderers in November. Victoria College is paying a heavy toll in the lives of its gallant sons nearly 400 are serving their country and of that number 32 have given the final sacrifice.



Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

Cubitt Noel Rundle

Second Lieutenant Cubitt Noel Rundle
South Wales Borderers attached to Royal Scots

Son of Lt. Col. Cubitt Sindall Rundle, I.M.S. (RAMC) and Emilie Rundle, of 6, Waverley Terrace, St. Heliers, Jersey. Educated at Victoria College and Royal Military College, Sandhurst

Killed in action in the Dardanelles, aged 19 years.

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 25 June 1915

Commemorated on OV Memorial, Jersey
St Saviour's Parish Memorial, Jersey
and on a family memorial in St Saviours Churchyard with his father who also died in the Great War.

Picture courtesy of Mike & Rosemarie Thomas

Picture courtesy of Suzanne Make


Courtesy of Victoria College, Jersey