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Full Name: Horace Cunliffe Dumbell
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Horace Cunliffe
Surname: Dumbell
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 14595
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Clerk
Next of Kin: W.D. Dumbell (father), 19 Featherston Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 14th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Embarkation Date: 26 June 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti
Destination: Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number: 34
Page on Nominal Roll: 7
Last Unit Served: Auckland Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death: Belgium
Date of Death: 23 June 1917
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
Biographical Notes: Horace Dumbell was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Davidson Dumbell, of Tauranga, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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