William Gordon CUMMINGS MM

CUMMINGS, William Gordon

Service Number: 4763
Enlisted: 1 November 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Echuca, Victoria, 1 July 1897
Home Town: Horsham, Wimmera, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Postal employee
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 4 October 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hawthorn Postmaster General's Department Victoria 1, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Postmaster General's Department Victoria 2
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World War 1 Service

1 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4763, Melbourne, Victoria
7 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4763, 8th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4763, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
4 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4763, 8th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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"Bereavement Notices.

MR. and MRS. W. G. CUIMINGS and Family desire to return sincere THANKS to all kind friends for visits, letters, cards, and other expressions of sympathy in the loss of their son and brother, Signaller W. G. Cummings, who was killed in action on October 4th, 1917."- from the Horsham Times 21 Dec 1917 (nla.gov.au)