John Cummins

JOHN (JAMES) CUMMINS (1894 - 1918)

Very little is known about John. Census information tells us that at seventeen John was working as a 'card cutter', operating machinery to punch holes in Jacquard loom pattern cards. At the time, he was living at 4 Crown Street West, Macclesfield with his parents, Dubliner Richard - a 'boot repairer' - and Ann - 'a housewife', and his nineteen year old sister, Mabel.

John initially joined the Royal Welch Fusilliers (Reg no. 8822) as an infantry soldier before later moving to the 4th Battalion of the Regiment (Reg no. 201227). As a member of one of the oldest regiments in the regular army. Serving in the 4th Battalion, John saw action in France and Belgium.

Private John Cummins killed in action on Saturday 23 March 1918, aged twenty four; the circumstances of John's death are unknown. Since his name is listed on a panel at the Arras Memorial, in France, we do know that his final resting place is unidentified.










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