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Michael CUNNINGHAM

Regimental number412
Place of birthWerrabera, South Australia
SchoolState School, Lorne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressBeria G.M. , Laverton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinBrother, James Cunningham, Secretary, Miners Union, Boulder City, Western Australia
Enlistment date16 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMining Corps 1, Company 1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularPresident, Miners' Union, Laverton, 1912; President, Miners' Union, Comet Vale, 1913, 1914 (details from father)
FateDied of disease 8 May 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Died of pneumonia.
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialReading Cemetery (Grave No. 72. 16439), Berkshire, England
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Katherine CUNNINGHAM, 10 Coronation Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2354 Lance Corporal Phillip Roderick CUNNINGHAM, 11th Bn, died of wounds as prisoner of war, 16 April 1917; 2586 Pte Thomas Richard CUNNINGHAM, 11th Bn, killed in action, 2 November 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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