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Rundle, C S



St Saviour's Cemetery

St Saviour's Cemetery, Jersey.

Colonel Cubitt Sindall Rundle


Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 11 November 1916

 

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 11 November 1916

Sudden Death of a Well Known Military Officer - Lieutenant Colonel C S Rundle Passes Away. It is with the greatest regret that we have to announce the death of Lieutenant Colonel C S Rundle of 6 Waverley Terrace, which took place very suddenly during the early hours of this morning at the German Prisoners Concentration Camp at Blanches Banques. Colonel Rundle had served in the Indian section of the RAMC and on his retirement, some 10 years ago, he decided to take up residence in Jersey. On the outbreak of war he at once offered his services to the War Office and eventually he was asked to take over the onerous duties of Senior Medical Officer at the Prisoners of War Concentration Camp, where he had been stationed periodically since the advent of our Hun captives to the Island. Last evening Colonel Rundle, who was apparently in his usual state of health, dined at Mess with his brother officers at the Camp and about 11 o'clock he retired to bed. Colonel Rundle was heard coughing about 1 o'clock so that it was quite clear he was then alive, but on going to take hot water to him some hours later the orderly could not get any answer and, giving the alarm, entrance was effected and it was discovered he had passed away during the night. Major Frampton, the second Medical Officer, was summoned as was subsequently Centenier J W Dart of St Brelades. The doctor was able to issue a certificate to the effect that death was due to heart failure, and this having been transmitted by the Centenier to the Bailiff he accepted it, thus obviating the necessity for holding an inquest. The deceased officer, who was 62, was for some time Honorary Secretary of the Jersey Choral Society and was a most popular personality among local residents. Colonel Rundle leaves a widow, a son and a daughter, while it will be remembered that another soldier son gave his life for his Country about a year ago at Gallipoli. To the widow and the members of the family we would tender our sincerest sympathy in their bereavement. The interment takes place with Military Honours on Wednesday afternoon; the first portion of the service is to be held at St Saviours Church at 3 o'clock.

 



Colonel Cubitt Sindall Rundle

Lieutenant Colonel Cubitt Sindall Rundle
Royal Army Medical Corps
11/07/1917

Born in Calcutta. Son of Sophia Rundle. Husband of Emilie Rundle. Father of Second Lieutenant Cubitt Noel Rundle. He was Senior Medical Officer at the Jersey PoW camp.

Died of heart failure at Blanche Banques PoW camp, aged 62 years.

 


Commemorated on St Saviours Parish Memorial


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 16 November 1916

Military Funeral - Colonel C S Rundle Laid to Rest. The mortal remains of the late Colonel C S Rundle, whose sudden death at the Concentration Camp a few days ago so shocked his many friends, were laid to rest yesterday afternoon in St Saviours Cemetery. The interment, which was with Military Honours, was of a most impressive character and the very large number of folk present at the church and at the cemetery was a testimony to the very high respect in which the deceased officer was held by all sections of the community. The funeral was timed to leave the residence of the deceased, 6 Waverley Terrace, at 3 o'clock, and in the roadway outside the Terrace approach the military taking part in the display were drawn up to await the bringing out of the body. The troops included a firing party of some 50 men from the 3rd Battalion RMIJ under the command of Captain Brayn, some dozen or so of the men from the RAMC in charge of one of the sergeants stationed at the Brighton Road Hospital, and the buglers of the 3rd Battalion RMIJ. Punctually at 3 o'clock the coffin covered with the Union Jack and having upon the lid, beside a number of beautiful floral tributes, the deceased's cap and sword, was borne from the house and passing between the ranks of the firing party was placed in the glass panelled hearse in which it was borne to its last resting place. The cortege then moved off towards St Saviours Church, the firing party leading followed by the buglers and the rear of the procession was brought up by the detachment of the RAMC men. The coffin was of polished oak heavily mounted in brass and with an inner lead shell. The breastplate was inscribed as follows "Lieutenant Colonel Cubitt Sindall Rundle IMS died 11 November 1916 aged 62 years". Awaiting the arrival of the body and the mourners at the West Door of the Church were His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor and his ADC accompanied by many other well known Island people. The service was fully choral, the choir, of which the deceased officer was a member, being specially augmented for the occasion. The clergy present included Reverend Canon E Luce, Rector, Reverend J A Balleine, Rector of St Brelades and the Reverend Middlehurst, Curate of St Saviours. The service was conducted in a most impressive manner by Reverend J A Balleine while the choir very effectively chanted the burial psalm and led the singing of the hymns "For Ever With the Lord" and "For All the Saints". Mr Luke, organist of St Saviours, played Baptiste's Marche Funebre as the body was being borne into the church and at the close of the service the Dead March in Saul, the large congregation remaining standing until the body had been borne from the building and the mourners had followed it to the graveside. The Rector of St Brelade also offered the committal prayers and after he had pronounced the Benediction the usual three volleys were fired and the buglers sounded the Last Post. This concluded the very impressive military display which followed the burial service and whilst the troops were being marched off, the mourners passed reverently before the open grave to take a final look at the coffin before it was consigned to the keeping of Mother Earth. Amongst the many floral tributes was one from the officers at the Concentration Camp and from the German Prisoners of War.

 

Memorial pictures courtesy of Mike & Rosemarie Thomas