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Cumming J F   Pte   6975

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

 

Cumming J F   Pte   6975    James Fox          5 Inf Bn    24    Labourer    Single    Pres        

Address:    Ascot Vale, Warrick St, 26    

Next of Kin:    Cumming, A, Mr, brother, Wonthaggi    

Enlisted:    19 Sep 1916        

Embarked:     A20 Hororata 23 Nov 1916  

 

Relatives on Active Service:

2117 CSM Hugh Cumming, 37 Inf Bn,  enlisted Sydney

 

Date of death: 04/10/1917

Son of Allan and Marianne Cumming. Native of Alexandra, Victoria, Australia.

AEROPLANE CEMETERY

 

Pte. J. F. Cumming, aged 26, late of 26a Warrick street, Ascot Vale, was killed in action in France on 4th October.

 

ROLL OF HONOUR. (1917, November 22). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 3 Edition: Morning. Retrieved May 29, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74604374

 

Extract from Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Enquiries Bureau Correspondence

 

I knew casualty.  He was about 5 ft 6 ins, very stout, fair complexion, about 21 years of age, known as "Pat" and comes from Ascot Vale.  Casualty was in the front line trench on the other side of Polygon Wood, Ypres.  A shell exploded killing Casualty and two others instantly.  I was 20 yds away and I buried him just near where he fell.  I was an eye-witness.  He was well known and like by his comrades".

Informant: D McPherson
No 7066 5th Btn

 

http://static.awm.gov.au/images/collection/pdf/RCDIG1036266--1-.PDF

 

 

War Service Commemorated

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

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