VM Pte Cummins 1st Essex Regt KIA 23rd Aug 1918

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Victory Medal named 35796 PTE C CUMMINS ESSEX R.

Charles William Pashler Cummins born in 1899 in Reading and worked on the family smallholding in Reading, before moving to Boxted, Essex. He enlisted into the Essex Regiment and joined his brothers unit the 1st Battalion.

He was sent to France and took part in the Battle of Albert on the 23rd Aug 1918 the regiment attacked and pushed the Germans back but it costs 4 officers killed and 10 wounded, 86 other ranks killed or missing and 197 wounded. Charles was among the killed in action, the second Son killed during the war.

Charles is buried in Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont aged 20 years old. The Son of George Cummins of 28 Straight Road, Boxted, Essex. He is also remembered in the St Peters WW1 Memorial in Earley, Reading.

See his brothers Trio killed in action Gallipoli 1st Essex Regt.