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Alan CUMMINGS

Regimental number790
Place of birthPort Lincoln, South Australia
Other NamesAllan
SchoolKatanning School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSleeper cutter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height6' 0"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Cummings, Katanning, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 December 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 15 June 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 10), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
7
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph CUMMINGS and Emily STANLEY (formerly CUMMINGS), Three Springs, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 5072 Pte Mark Hughy CUMMINGS, 48th Bn, killed in action, 9 April 1917; 5071 Corporal Roy Leo CUMMINGS, 48th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 15 June 1915; Court of Enquiry held at Malha, Egypt, 17 December 1916, determined killed in action during charge made at Quinn's Post, 15 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CUMMINGS Alan

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