|Place of birth||Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Address||245 Church Street, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||39|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs C Cunningham, 245 Church Street, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||4th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/21/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||56th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Joined 53rd Bn from Reinforcements, Tel el Kabir, Egypt, 6 January 1916; promoted to Lance Corporal, 18 February 1916; promoted to Temporary Corporal and taken on strength of 56th Bn, 13 March 1916.
Found guilty, 22 March 1916, of (1) being absent without leave from 10:00 pm, 19 March to 10:00 am, 22 March 1916 and (2) drunkenness: severely reprimanded and forfeited 4 days' pay.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Admitted to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station and transferred to 7th Ambulance Train, Boulogne, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound to left arm); to England, 21 July 1916; admitted to Orpington Military Hospital, Kent, England, 22 July 1916.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kanowna', 9 September 1916; disembarked Sydney, 28 October 1916; discharged, 29 April 1917 (medically unfit: gun shot wound to left arm).Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CUNNINGHAM Samuel|