Robert James Cummings

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 1812
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 22
  • Date of Death: 09/05/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Leith
  • Address: 7 Robertson Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Margaret Cummings, 51 William St, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Cummings, 51 William St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Robert James Cummings

Robert has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.


Mrs. J. Cummings, 7 Robertson Street, Dundee, has received official intimation that her son, Corporal Robert J. Cummings, of the 1st Black Watch, was killed in action on 9th May.  A comrade in a letter stated that Corporal Cummings, after being wounded and while trying to get back to his trench, was hit again in the back.  That was the last that was seen of him.  Corporal Cummings was 22 years of age.

Dundee Courier 7th June 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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