Albert Douglas CUMMING

Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Shearer
Enlisted
11-December-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
29
Status
Single
Service No
540
Rank
Private
Unit
42nd Battalion, C Company
Embarked
05-June-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
28 October 1916
Place
Factory Corner, Flers, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and St Stephen’s Uniting Church Toowoomba Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial.

 

Albert Cumming arrived in England with the 42nd Battalion prior to embarking for France in October 1916 to reinforce the 49th Battalion. In France in October he instead transferred to the 31st Battalion which in July had suffered more than 500 casualties at Fromelles. Nineteen days later Albert was killed in action near Flers. He was buried near the battlefield but after the war his grave could not be found.

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