Vale Tony Rumball

Tony Rumball died after a massive heart attack yesterday (Tuesday 9 October). Tony was in Third Class in 1969 and graduated from OCS Portsea in (I think) 1970, into the RAAOC. He retired as a LTCOL and joined the APS in the field of Logistics, ending that career as the Director of International Logistics in Strategic Logistics Branch.

He was a good bloke. On a personal note, we went through school together in Adelaide – he entered RMC a year ahead of me because I opted (involuntarily!) to do a second matriculation year.

No details yet on funeral arrangements.

4 thoughts on “Vale Tony Rumball

  1. Never had much to do with Tony at RMC, but did some work with him a few years back when he was in JLC. Thoroughly professional and a good guy to work with. Another sad loss – RIP.


  2. Thanks, David. i didn’t know him well, but I remember his face clearly. I do recall that he was a good man.

    Cheers Jabber. (In Perth right now. Head ‘home’ to Saigon his Sunday 14 Oct 18.)


  3. He was my Lord and Master in ANZAC Hall in our Fourth Class and assisted my surviving. A good bloke. Recently departed Noddy Howarth was also in the section. RIP Tony.


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