Albert Rumsby was born on March 25 1873 in Norfolk England. 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.
Written by Geoffrey Hendrie and Nathan Waller