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Eric Douglas CUMMINGS

Regimental number1026
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCar driver
Addressc/o Roy L Cummings, Franklin, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinDr Cummings, Franklin, Tasmania
Enlistment date27 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Flying Cross

Recommendation date: 19 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 November 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance


'This Officer has proved himself an able and determined leader of offensive patrols. In carrying out these raids he has met with conspicuous success, heavy damage being inflicted on enemy material and personnel. This has been due in the main to his brilliant leadership and skilful navigation. Captain Cummings possesses, in a marked degree, courage, combined with cool judgment.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death27 October 1979

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