Thomas Trumble

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Thomas Trumble CMG, CBE (9 April 1872 – 2 July 1954) was a career Australian public servant who was appointed acting Secretary of the Department of Defence during the First World War, and Secretary from 1918 to 1927.

Trumble was the first Secretary who did not have a military background. After his Secretary role, he subsequently served as official secretary to the high commission for Australia in London, and Australian Defence Liaison Officer in London, retiring in 1932. During the Second World War, he was welcomed when he returned to public service from 1940 to 1943 as director of voluntary services, Department of Defence Co-ordination.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyslop, Robert (1990), "Trumble, Thomas (1872–1954)", Australian Dictionary of Biography, MUP, 12, archived from the original on 8 October 2012 
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Samuel Pethebridge
Secretary of the Department of Defence (I)
1918–1921
Succeeded by
Himself
as Secretary of the Department of Defence (II)
Preceded by
Himself
as Secretary of the Department of Defence (I)
Secretary of the Department of Defence (II)
1921–1927
Succeeded by
Malcolm Shepherd