James CUMMINGS

Birthplace
Stanthorpe
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Cordial Maker
Enlisted
15-November-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
33
Status
Single
Service No
3433
Rank
Private
Unit
52nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcements
Embarked
24-January-1917
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of wounds
Date
1 October 1917
Place
Polygon Wood, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

 

James Cummings arrived in France in August 1917 following four months training in England. On 26 September, a month after joining his unit at the front, he was wounded in action at Polygon Wood. He was evacuated to the 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station where he died of his wounds five days later.