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Regimental number553
Place of birthLeaghli Bridge, Old Loughlin, Carlow, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMurray's Creek, Bundaberg, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 6"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mabel Cummins, Murray's Creek, Bundaberg, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 August 1916
Place of enlistmentBundaberg, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 7, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/12/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 23 December 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll553A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919
Discharge date18 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on RMS 'Orontes', 23 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 17 February 1917; marched into Australian Details Camp, Perham Downs, 18 February 1917; moved out, 23 February 1917; marched into Australian Machine Gun Training Depot, Belton Park, 24 February 1917.

Admitted sick to isolation, 24 February 1917. Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 24 April 1917; taken on strength of 7th Machine Gun Company, 6 May 1917.

Proceeded on leave to the United Kingdom, 9 February 1918; re

joined unit from leave, 25 February 1918; proceeded on leave to the United Kingdom, 18 January 1919; rejoined unit from leave3, 13 February 1919; moved out to Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 2 April 1919. Proceeded to England, 10 April 1919; disembarked Southampton, 11 April 1919, and marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 11 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Ajana', 19 August 1919; disembarked Sydney, 9 October 1919. Discharged Brisbane, 18 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CUMMINS John

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