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James Fox CUMMING

Regimental number6975
Place of birthKanumbra Victoria
SchoolKanumbra State School No 1932, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address26 Warwick Street, Ascot Vale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinBrother, Mr A Cumming, Wonthaggi, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 7th Australian Light Horse.
Enlistment date14 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBroodseinde, Passchendaele, Belgium
Age at death25.8
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialAeroplane Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 5), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
43
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Allan and Marianne CUMMING. Native of Alexandra, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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