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John Noel Rumsby

Served with Essex County Constabulary from Jun 28, 1937 and died on Sep 11, 1944.

Police Constable John Noel Rumsby BEM was born on Christmas Day 1916. He was a ward of Mr. H. F. Taylor, of Epping. After working as a gardener for Captain Angus of Houghton he joined Essex County Constabulary on 28th June 1937.

Having completed his training at Headquarters he was posted to Romford from 28th August 1937 and then to neighbouring Upminster from 14th May 1938. John left the police on 5th April 1942 and joined the R.A.F. the following day.

He went missing presumed killed on Monday, 11th September 1944 whilst serving as Flight Sergeant 1586158 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was aged 27.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 222 of the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey.

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