|Place of birth||Tasmania|
|School||State School, Victoria|
|Address||Broome Crescent, Wonthaggi, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, C S Mummery, Broome Crescent, Wonthaggi, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served in the Citizen Military Forces.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Battalion, H Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/25/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||8th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'Conspicuous gallantry at Pozieres.'
' Conspicuous gallantry in rescuing wounded at Pozieres.'
Bar to Military Cross
'Great gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack, setting splendid example throughout.' (Polygon Wood 20 September 1917 ).
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Ypres, Belgium|
|Age at death||22|
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 7), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Christopher and Isabella MUMMERY, Broome Crescent, Wonthaggi, Victoria. Native of Tasmania|
'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. he has set a fine example and displayed an utter contempt of danger. On one occasion, he assisted another officer to bring in wounded men from near the enemy's parapet under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Bar to Military Cross
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as adjutant of his battalion during an attack. He did excellent work in getting his battalion into the assembly position. Though wounded early in the attack, he refused to go back, but remained with the battalion, assisting and encouraging all ranks. He led a party against an enemy strong point and captured the garrison. He set a magnificent example throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
|Other details||Medals: Military Cross and Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|