Edward William CUNNINGHAM

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CUNNINGHAM, Edward William

Service Numbers: 1521A, 1521
Enlisted: 25 June 1915, Place of enlistment - Wonthaggi, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kolkatta (Calcutta), India, 1883
Home Town: Wonthaggi, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Driver
Died: Died of wounds, France, 6 October 1918
Cemetery: Tincourt New British Cemetery
Plot V, Row D, Grave 46
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1521A, 24th Infantry Battalion, Place of enlistment - Wonthaggi, Victoria
25 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1521A, 24th Infantry Battalion, Embarked on HMAT 'A40' Ceramic from Melbourne on 25th June 1915.
5 Oct 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1521A, 24th Infantry Battalion, Gunshot wounds to left arm and both legs
6 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1521, 24th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

Son of James and Margaret CUNNINGHAM, husand of Ethel May Cunningham (nee Fry), father of Vera Adeline May Cunningham (1906) and Isabel Amelia Cunningham (1908).

Pte Cunningham had three brothers who also served overseas, one was killed at Gallipoli, one was killed in France and the other brother returned to Australia.