|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||'Huntly', Mont Albert Road, Balwyn|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Father, Mr J Cumming, 'Huntly', Mont Albert Road, Balwyn|
|Rank on enlistment||Lieutenant|
|Unit name||8th Infantry Brigade, Headquarters|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/8/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||Name does not appear on Nominal Roll|
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed marked courage and ability in establishing ammunition dumps under fire and in most trying circumstances. He set a splendid example throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Bar to Military Cross
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the brigade was suddenly ordered to send forward two battalions to take part in an attack, he displayed great zeal and energy in the despatch of these units, spending the greater part of the night under heavy shell fire directing the troops and issuing extra ammunition and stores. Later, he reorganized the supply of ammunition, water, and rations for the front line, personally led the ammunition pack train, and supervised the establishment of forward dumps. Throughout the operations his devotion to duty and cheerful demeanour under trying conditions was a fine example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
War service: Egypt, Western FrontMedals: Military Cross and Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal