John Edward (Edmond) CUMMINS

CUMMINS, John Edward (Edmond)

Service Numbers: SX24709, S15992
Enlisted: 22 December 1939, Enlisted at Unley, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: North Adelaide, 10 October 1918
Home Town: Hyde Park, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Accidental, Dead Man's Gully, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 2 September 1944, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Cairns War Cemetery, Queensland
Plot A, Row D, Grave 13
Memorials: Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Signalman, SX24709
22 Dec 1939: Involvement Signalman, SX24709
22 Dec 1939: Involvement Signalman, S15992
22 Dec 1939: Enlisted Signaller, SX24709, Enlisted at Unley, SA
22 Dec 1939: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SX24709
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Edmond Killian Cummins and Teresa (nee Shevlin) Cummins; husband of Catherine Mary Cummins of Prospect; brother of Paul Killian Cummins

27 December 1941 - next of kin changed to his wife Catherine

Death was due to earth and gravel caving in on top of John while he was working in a pit causing internal injuries. John died in the ambulance enroute to hospital