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Percival Sadler CUMMING

Regimental number14309
Place of birthColbinabin, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrocer
AddressMoonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, R C Cumming, 17 St James Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 July 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMay 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps Details
FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date13 September 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Melbourne, 3 July 1916; marched in to No 2 Camp, Parkhouse, 3 September 1916; transferred to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 22 October 1916; taken on strength, Australian Army Medical Corps Details, Parkhouse, 15 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 June 1917; taken on strength, 10th Field Ambulance, 23 June 1917.

Wounded in action, 11 October 1917 (gun shot wound, chest); admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 12 October 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 12 October 1917; by Ambulance Train No 20 to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 14 October 1917; to England, 28 October 1917, and admitted to Queen Mary's Military Hospital, Whalley, 29 October 1917 (wound severe); discharged on furlough, 13 December 1917, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 13 December 1917. Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 11 January 1918; marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 13 March 1918; to AMC Training Depot, Parkhouse, 28 March 1918. Admitted to Hurdcott Group Clearing Hospital, 23 June 1918 (influenza).

Taken strength, 6th Training Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, 11 July 1918; transferred to No 1 Two Squadron, Minchinhampton, 2 August 1918. Admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol, 6 October 1918 (not yet diagnosed); marched out to AAMC Details, Fovant, 3 November 1918; marched out for duty with 3rd Australian General Hospital, 8 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Sardinia', 19 April 1919 (Nursing Staff); disembarked Melbourne, 8 June 1919; discharged, 13 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medal stamps marked 'Returned 10/5/23'.
Date of death6 July 1962

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