(Service number 28227)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||24 May 1883||Place of Birth||Port Chalmers|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||J Stumbles (father) Levels South Canterbury|
|Medical Information||Height 5 ft 6 ½ inches; Weight 140 lbs; Chest: Minimum 34 ½ inches, Maximum 37 ½ inches; Complexion dark; Colour of eyes: brown & grey; Colour of hair: black|
|Served with||New Zealand Armed Forces (?)||Served in|
|Body on Embarkation||NZ Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||18th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company|
|Date||16 October 1916|
|Transport||HMNZT 66, Willochra|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Devonport, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Wellington Infantry Regiment|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||4 October 1917||Age|
|Place of Death||Ypres, Belgium|
|Cause||killed in action|
|Notices||Colonist, Volume LVIII, Issue 14541, 19 October 1917, Page 5|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Tyne Cot Memorial|
|Memorial Reference||NZ Apse, Panel 6|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Pleasant Point War Memorial|
Albert Stumbles was the 10th of 13 children to Mr & Mrs J Stumbles of Levels. He was the eigth and youngest son. Albert’s father John (1838-1926), was born at Salcombe, Devonshire, England, emigrated to Australia about 1858, then on to NZ about 1860 (both times with his two older brothers), and at died at Pleasant Point. Albert’s mother Harriet (nee Coleman, 1845-1939), was born at Waikouaiti nd als died at Pleasant Point on 6 March 1939. One or more of the Stumbles children was reported to have seen Richard Pearse's first flight.
Albert’s other brothers that served, Frederick Stumbles 47370, and David Stumbles 19066, are named on the Cave memorial - but not Albert.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database; SCroll web submission by D Hammond, 1 August 2017
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