Wednesday, 1 March 2017

CUMMING, William Herbert

Company Sergeant Major, 13th Batt., Royal Irish Rifles
Service No: 17518
Died: 01/07/1916
Age: 31

Recorded on Thiepval Memorial
Recorded on family memorial in Bangor Cemetery

Herbert was born in Lisburn, Co Antrim, on the 25th May 1883, the eldest son of Alexander Cumming and Marianne Macartney.  The family moved to Bangor and lived in Ballymagee Street (later to became part of High Street) where his father Alexander was a grocer and car driver.  Herbert worked as a plumber.

Postcard of Ballymagee Street, Bangor (later High Street) from www.postcardsireland.com

His brother Richard also served and died the following year. Although Richard is recorded on the family memorial alongside Herbert he is actually interred in Bangor Abbey.


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