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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: Albert Cummings
Name: Cummings, Albert Edward
Also known as: Cummings, Cull
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2162
Place of Birth: Carlton (Vic.)
Next of Kin: W. Simms - uncle ; Lake Charm, Victoria.
Biographical notes: Cummings married Lillian Young, sister of Jim Young. He was President of the Darwin RSL 1923-1924 and Station Master at Katherine from 1926. He was in Darwin on 19 February 1942. His son Frank, an only child, was killed in 1943 in an aircraft accident on active service with the RAAF in Scotland. See photograph in Geddes p.40.
Occupation: Railway Porter
Date of Enlistment: 15-Nov-1915
Age at Enlistment: 25
Place of Enlistment: Casula (N.S.W.)
Unit: 6th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1946-01-17
Place of Death: Canberra (A.C.T.)
Place of Burial: Canberra (A.C.T.)
Memorials: Methodist National Memorial Church, Canberra (A.C.T.)
Service History: Cummings embarked from Sydney, on board HMAT A4 'Pera' on 22 March 1916. He was taken on strength with the 2nd Light Horse and served in Tel el Kabir, Egypt before being taken on strength with the 6th Light Horse serving at Deir el Belah, Palestine before the unit transferred to Egypt where he saw out the war. He returned to Australia on 27 June 1919 on HT 'Madras'.
Related link: "Letter from Cull Cummings", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 10 August 1918: p.12.
Darwin Returned Servicemens' League (RSL) : a concise history of its conception and development by Clive Francis (Frank) Geddes. Darwin : Clive Francis Geddes, 2011: p.40.
Under furred hats : (6th A.L.H. Regt.) by George L. Berrie. Sydney : W.C. Penfold, 1919.
Nominal Roll
NT Place Names Register : Cummings Road
Embarkation Roll
Service Record
"Letter", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 21 September 1918: p.15.
"Our Boys at the Front", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 8 June 1916: p.15.
"Letter from Cull Cummings", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 2 February 1918: p.15.
"Letter", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 21 June 1917: p.13.
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Appears in Collections:Returned ANZACs

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