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Thomas James Cummins

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas James AWMM
  • Surname
    Cummins AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 78117 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Presbyterian Public - Murray - Other relative - 10 January 2016 - Military Personnel File
    https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20994441&digital=yes

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 January 1898 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Parnell, Auckland Public - Murray - Other relative - 10 January 2016 - NZ BDM 1898/14592
  • Birth notes
    Son of Thomas James Cummins and Janet Miller Public - Murray - Other relative - 10 January 2016 - NZ BDM 1898/14592
  • Address before enlistment
    Drury Public - Murray - Other relative - 10 January 2016 - Military Personnel File
    https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20994441&digital=yes
  • Post war occupation
    Farmer Public - Murray - Other relative - 10 January 2016 - Probate
    https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=9395833
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Thomas Cummins (father), Drury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    1918 - Single
    25 May 1921 married Ruby Winifred Arthur Public - Murray - Other relative - 10 January 2016 - NZ BDM 1921/1342

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 78117 AWMM
  • Military service
    Never in action - in quarantine for influenza until after the war Public - Murray - Other relative - 10 January 2016 - Military Personnel File
    https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20994441&digital=yes
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    6 Aug 1918 - Promoted to Lance Corporal Public - Murray - Other relative - 10 January 2016 - Military Personnel File
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    16th Waikato Regiment prior to enlistment Public - Murray - Other relative - 10 January 2016 - Military Personnel File
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  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Blacksmith/Civilian AWMM
    • 21 Jan 1918 Auckland Public - Murray - Other relative - 10 January 2016 - Military Personnel File
      https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20994441&digital=yes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    20 years Public - Murray - Other relative - 10 January 2016 - Military Personnel File
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    6 Aug 1918 Influenza Public - Murray - Other relative - 10 January 2016 - Military Personnel File
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Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Public - Murray - Other relative - 10 January 2016 - Military Personnel File
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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Thomas's father's last name is incorrectly spelled as Cummings on the Nominal Roll. AWMM
    • 25 May 1921 - Married Ruby Winifred Arthur (1898-1968)
      Four sons:
      Douglas William Cummins (1923-2015)
      Wallace James Cummins (1926-1995)
      Bruce Millar Cummins (1927-1994)
      Ian Thomas Cummins (1928-2011) Public - Murray - Other relative - 10 January 2016 - NZ BDM Marriage 1921/1342
      NZ BDM Deaths 2015/10449, 1995/34093, 1994/40124, 2011/24303
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 November 1941 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    43 years Public - Murray - Other relative - 10 January 2016 - NZ BDM 1941/28832
  • Place of death
    Tauranga Public - Murray - Other relative - 10 January 2016 - NZ BDM 1941/28832
  • Cause of death
    Heart failure due to shock induced by a boating accident Public - Murray - Other relative - 10 January 2016 - Military Personnel File
    https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20994441&digital=yes
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Taupiro Cemetery, Tauranga Public - Murray - Other relative - 10 January 2016 - NZSG Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Approx. 1962 I was 10 years old and living in Matamata. In the open land behind Farmers Road I was picking through the ashes of a rubbish fire and found a blackened WW I service medal. No ribbon of course. I put it with my father's WW II medals. During the recent Anzac Centenary I cleaned the edge of the medal - it is engraved "78117 PTE TJ CUMMINS NZEF". The only clue I have is that he possibly left from Drury and he or a relative may have lived in Matamata. I'd be thrilled to be able to return the medal to a descendant of Thomas.
    Public - Richard - 5 May 2015

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10 January 2016MurrayGlasgowOther relative
05 May 2015RichardChristchurchOther
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