24 February 1915 : Lieut. Colin Edward Cumming

Born March 1890.

Parents Robert (Bank Manager) and Margaret (née Duff) at Stafford, one of six children. 

Educated at Royal High School, Edinburgh and Edinburgh University. An active member of the OTC and commissioned in the RFA Reserve 16 Sept 1909. He gave this up to taken an engineering cadetship in the Transvall gold-mining industry.

With the outbreak of war her returned to Britain and 22 Sept he was gazetted and soon selected as Adjutant. Appointed to the 103rd Battery accompanying the Battery to the Front in Jan 1915. 

After an hour of shelling his dugout was hit and he was seriously wounded. He died later that night never having regained consciousness. 

He is buried in the cemetery at Poperinghe. 

Lieut. Colin Edward Cumming 103rd Battery, R.F.A. 31st Brigade (28th Division) 

24 February 1915

Source: De Ruvingny’s, Staffordshire Advertiser, 20 March 1915.