Albert Edward CUNNINGTON

CUNNINGTON, Albert Edward

Service Number: 65
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Australian General Hospital
Born: Mansfield, Vic., 1895
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tailor
Died: Aneurism near the heart, Toowoomba, Qld., 18 January 1921
Cemetery: Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery, Queensland
Memorials: Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

21 Nov 1914: Involvement Private, SN 65, 1st Australian General Hospital
21 Nov 1914: Embarked Private, SN 65, 1st Australian General Hospital, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

The death occurred at liis parents' residence in Toowoomba on Tuesday night of Mr Albert Edward Cunnington, at the age of 26 years, the cause of death being aneurism near the  heart. Deceased was born in Victoria and came to Queensland with his parents about 12 years ago. On the outbreak of war he joined up with the A.I.F. and was attached to the 3rd Field Ambulance, sailing with the first hospital ship for Egypt. He served on the Peninsula, for which he received the Gallipoli Star, and also in Egypt and ral, and returned home after a period of four and a half years abroad. Prior to enlistment he was employed by the late Mr Pengelly, tailor, Toowoomba, and on his return to Australia he came to  Dalby and accepted employment with Mr P. Garrow, but after some months declining health necessitated him giving up active work, and after spending some time with his brothers at Kupunn he returned home to his parents, Mr and Mrs R. A. Cunnington, Toowoomba. His illness and subsequent death were the result of the hardships of acticve service. A rather pathetic feature was that Miss Cunnington, who recently sold her refreshment business in Dalby in order to be able to nurse her brother, reached Toowoomba on  Monday night and her brother died the following night.
The deceased soldier was a quiet lad, and was well esteemed by all who knew him. His surviving relatives are his parents, five brothers (Mr A. R. Cunnington, of Dalby, Messrs Alfred E., Herbert F., and Henry Cunnington of Kupunn, and Mr Chas. Cunnington, of Greenmount), and four sisters (Miss Cunnington, of Dalby, Mrs Walter Peake, Brigalow, Mrs Alex Nixon. Drillham, and Mrs Jas J.McKeon, recently from Victoria). To these the sympathy of many friends is extended. 
The burial took place at the Toowoomba cemetery on Thursday morning, the service at the graveside being conducted by tlie Rev. A. Grainger Smith. Four brothers, Messrs H., H. F., A. R., and A E. Cunnington, acted as pallbearers, and representatives of the Toowoomba R.S.S.I.L.A. were ncluded among the mourners.