Bandmaster Mr. A. Rumsby


Albert Rumsby was born on March 25 1873 in Norfolk England.[1] A graduate of the Royal Military School of Music at Kneller Hall, England; he became a member of the Royal Artillery Band for 10 years at Woolwich. Later, he was apart the Royal Engineers Band at Chatham for 3 years.


He was married to Helen K. Rumsby and lived in Victoria for quite a few years. He made a name for himself as bandmaster of the 5th regiment Band for 3 Years. After the formation of the 88th Regiment, Victoria Fusileirs, he took over the 88th Regiment Band in July of 1915.[2]

Written by Geoffrey Hendrie and Nathan Waller


[1] Rumsby, Albert. Attestation Papers. Library and Archives Canada. RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8543 – 26
[2]88th Band members have seen service. The Daily Colonist. December 12, 1915. Page 5