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James CUMMINS

Regimental number7705
Place of birthBelfast, Ireland
Place of birthOmagh, Co Tyrone, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressHornsby, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Mr R. Cummins, Mount Joy, Omagh, Co Tyrone, Ireland
Previous military serviceEnlisted 15 April 1915 - 1st Bn 6th Reinforcement (No 2127); taken on strength, 1st Bn, 6 August 1915; attached Anzac Corps Ammunition Park at Anzac, Gallipoli, 13 Novemebr 1915; transferred to 53 Battalion 20 April 1916; wounded 22-25 July 1916; invalided to Australia 8 April 1917; discharged 5 July 1917; re-enlisted 12 September 1917 - 3rd Bn 26 Reinforcement; taken on strength, 34th, Bn 21 July 1918.
Enlistment date13 September 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 April 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 August 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death26
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row K, Grave No. 23), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
123
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 28 February 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 20 April 1918, and marched into 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veny.

Appointed Acting Lance Corporal, 3 May 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 July 1918; taken on strength, 34th Bn, in the field, 21 July 1918.

Killed in action, 1 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 2127 James CUMMINS for first embarkation.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CUMMINS James

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