Memorial: Cummings Johnston

Gunner Cummings Johnston, of 64th Royal Field Artillery,was born in 1890 in Musselburgh. Having moved to Corstorphine, by 1915 the family had moved to Cramond Bridge in the Parish of Dalmeny.

Cummings enlisted in Edinburgh.  This Brigade was put under command of the 12th (Eastern) Division.  There was much dividing and reorganizing  of this Division during the War years, making it difficult to trace exactly what battles Cummings was involved in. He  was killed in Action, in Ypres on 14th July 1917, aged 26.

Cummings is remembered on the Dalmeny, Corstorphine and Cramond War Memorials.

He is buried in Grave Ref: 111.C.19. Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Belgium, and was awarded the British War and Victory Medals.

 

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