Topic: Patrick Edward Cummins

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From research done in 2008 by Wairarapa College Year 12 history assignment on Wairarapa soldiers who died in World War One.

Full name: Patrick Edward Cummins
Date of Birth: 15 August 1895
Serial number: 23/720
Occupation before enlistment:
First known rank: Corporal
Embarkation date: 9 October 1915
Place of embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Body on embarkation: 1st Battalion
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation unit:
Last unit served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Rank last held: Rifleman
Place of death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 15 September 1916
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery name: Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, France

Biographical notes:

He attended Fernidge School in 1901.

Obituary: The Wairarapa Daily Times, 14 October 1916 under Personal Items:
"Rifleman P. E. Cummins, son of Mr Cummins, of Akura, Masterton, has been killed in action. The deceased at the time of enlisting was in the employ of Messrs Graham & Co., Masterton, and was very popular."

Student researcher: Zane Duncan



Patrick Edward Cummins

First Names:Patrick Edward
Last Name:Cummins