John Wilton CUMMING

49th Infantry Battalion, AIF

Private, Regimental No. 2636.

Killed in Action, 7 June 1917, Messines, Belgium.



Biographical Details

Born: 11 July 1875 at Harden, NSW, Australia.

Father: Benjamin Roberts CUMMING.

Mother: Mary Eleanor GAMMON.

Marital Status: Single.

Education: Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

Occupation: Selector.


Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 8 July 1916 at Mackay, QLD.

Address at Enlistment: Netherdale, Mackay, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on 7 October 1916 with 49th  Battalion,

6th  Reinforcements at Sydney, NSW on Ship H.M.A.T. A40 "Ceramic".

Cause of Death: Killed in Action on 7 June 1917 while serving with 49th  Battalion at Messines, Belgium at the age of 42 years.

Burial place: No known grave.

Next of Kin:  Brother, William Benjamin Cumming, Ipswich, QLD.

Religion: Protestant.


Commemorative Details


Panel 148,  Australian War Memorial;

The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium Panel No: 29;

Mackay Cenotaph;

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board; Marian Community Hall Honour Board.

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