Regimental number961
Place of birthDaylesford, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address55 Beach Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 10.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinGrentrill M Cummings, Walker Street, Corowa, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 October 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 April 1916
Miscellaneous information from
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Listed on Coomoora State School No 836 Roll of Honor, Victoria.
Discharge date3 July 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Admitted to HS 'Devanah', Gallipoli, July 1915 (rheumatism and influenza); transferred to Malta, 14 July 1915, and admitted same day to St George's Hospital.

Embarked Malta for Egypt, 6 October 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 9 October 1915; reported to Overseas Base, Mustapha, 9 October 1915.

Embarked Alexandria, 18 October 1915; rejoined Bn, Mudros, 27 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 1 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to No 1 Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 31 January 1916 (influenza); transferred to No 2 General Hospital, Cairo, 7 February 1916; to British Red Cross Convalescent Camp, Montasah, 9 February 1916; to Convalescent Camp, Helouan, 13 March 1916 (tachycardia); to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 18 March 1916 (neurasthenia); discharged for return to Australia, 10 April 1916 (invaliding).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Runic', 11 April 1916; discharged (wounded), Melbourne, 3 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 January 1963
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, CUMMINGS John