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Charles Frank Rundall

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Charles Frank Rundall (1871-1951)


1952 Obituary [1]

"Lt.-Col. CHARLES FRANK RUNDALL, C.M.G., D.S.O., rut., was educated at Oundle School and the Technische Hochschule, Hanover. In 1891, on passing out of the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, he was commissioned in the Royal Engineers and after attending the School of Military Engineering was engaged on work in connection with torpedoes at Cork Harbour and Hong Kong. He then served as experimental officer at the Brennan Torpedo Factory, Chatham, and in 1904 was appointed superintendent of that establishment.

From 1907 to 1910 he was closely concerned with the conduct of experiments in connection with the development of the Brennan Monorail on behalf of the Government of India. After his return from Ceylon, where he had been in charge of searchlight for four years, he was appointed chief instructor of the School of Electric Lighting at Plymouth. During the 1914-18 war he served its France, being first in command of a field company, Royal Engineers. Later he became a divisional C.R.E. and finally C.R.E. 3rd Corps Troops. In 1919 he was C.R.E. at Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, and this was followed by a similar command is Plymouth, which he held until his retirement in 1922.

Colonel Rundall had been a Member of the Institution since 1905. His death occurred on 15th September 1951 at the age of eighty.


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