image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1881, Raydon, Suffolk.

Died: 17th February 1917; age 36; KiA.

Employed as a Postman in the Borough of Ipswich.

Enlistment under the Derby Scheme. Location: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 50214

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion.

Formerly Tr/9/5200, T.R.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Regina Trench Cemetery,





Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Louise M. Rumsey, of 347, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich.




1881   New Cottages, Wherstead, Suffolk.


Frederick was 7 weeks old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Rumsey, 40, an Agricultural Labourer, born Wilby, Suffolk.

Elizabeth Rumsey (nee Bickers), 32, born Laxfield, Suffolk.

Ellen Jane Rumsey, 6, born Raydon, Suffolk.

John James Rumsey, 4, born Raydon.

Alice Caroline Rumsey, 2, born Raydon.


1891   St. Clement’s, Ipswich.


Frederick was 10 years old and living with his parents, siblings & cousin.

William, 50, a Horseman on a Farm.

Elizabeth, 40, a Dressmaker.

John, 14, a Labourer on a Farm.

Alice, 12.

George Henry Rumsey, 6, born Wherstead, Suffolk.

Mary Rumsey, 10 months, born St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Walter Bickers, 10, born Laxfield, Suffolk.


1901   2, Lawson Cottage, Kemball Street, Ipswich.


Frederick was 20 years old, a Shoemaker. He was living with his widowed mother & brother.

Elizabeth, 51, a Laundress.

George, 16, a Merchant’s Clerk.


1911   8, Tomline Road, Ipswich.


Frederick was 30 years old, a Bootmaker – Dealer & Shopkeeper – own account. He was married and Head of the Household.

Louise, 29, Assisting in the business.

Phyllis, 1.


Frederick’s father William Rumsey died, 1898, Ipswich. His mother Elizabeth Rumsey died 1907, Ipswich.


In 1908, Frederick married Louise Marion Stowe, born 1882, Polstead, Suffolk. They had 2 children:

Phyllis Elizabeth Rumsey, born 1909, Ipswich.

Dennis F. Rumsey, born 1914, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Louise Rumsey – widow.



During the last twenty years Frederick did much public work in connection with the Ipswich Town Mission, playing a prominent part in connection with the band.

On Sunday evening, April 8th, in the Lecture Hall, Tower Street, a special service was arranged to his memory. the service was conducted by Mr. A. Olding “The Leader of the Mission” who payed a brief tribute to the work and faithfulness of the departed during his many years of membership.


Frederick is also remembered on the war memorial at the Royal Mail Centre, Commercial Road, Ipswich. St. John the Baptist church memorial.

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