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Regimental number5356
Place of birthStoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressDural, Hornsby, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss K Cummings, 11 Edmund Hanley, Stoke on Trent, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 November 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date11 February 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 5 November 1917; disembarked, Sydney, 3 January 1918; discharged (medically unfit: defective feet, chronic rheumatism), Sydney, 11 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 September 1928
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, CUMMINGS John

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