GEORGE CUMMING 

Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: "C" Company, 8th (Service) Bn. South Lancashire Regiment Killed In Action Sunday 9th July 1916 Age 19County Memorial Crewe and Coppenhall Lychgate
Commemorated\Buried THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Grave\Panel Ref: Pier and Face 7A and 7B
France

Born November 21, 1896. Son of John and Agnes Mary Cumming of “Ferndale,” 149, Richmond Road, Crewe. Educated at Beech Street and Crewe Secondary Schools. Came to Manchester University to study Medicine in 1914. George joined the University Officer Training Corps on 19th October 1914 and was gazetted 11 months later, after completing the first year of his course, into the South Lancashire Regiment. Went to France on May 25, 1916. Throughout his service record, several men were interviewed regarding the circumstances of his death. It was believed that he had been shot through the head by machine gun fire, whilst he and a party of men were in the German trenches. His body was found and interred four weeks later by a burial party of the 34th Division (officially notified on November 3). His brother Lieutenant Duncan Cumming served in the Lancashire Fusiliers and won the Military Cross.

Service record available.

Uploaded by Mark A. Potts on January 28, 2018.

   Gravestone in Crewe Cemetery, commemorating 2nd Lieutenant George Cumming.