David William CUNNINGHAM


CUNNINGHAM, David William

Service Number: 826
Enlisted: 16 March 1915, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Walhalla, Victoria, Australia, October 1888
Home Town: Coolgardie, Coolgardie, Western Australia
Schooling: Faraday Street State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Gunshot Wound To The Head, 3rd Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 24 November 1915
Cemetery: Ari Burnu Cemetery, Gallipoli
Row F, Grave 2 Headstone inscription reads: Only son of the late David and Isabella Cunningham, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 826, 28th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 826, 28th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 826, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

At the time of enlistment he was residing at Coolgardie, WA

Son of David William and Isabella Cunningham of the Crescent, Ascot Vale, Victoria formerly of 96 Puckle Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal