Cuming, Reginald Leslie Percival

War Service:
Driver 814 REGINALD LESLIE PERCIVAL CUMING of 10 Battery, 4th London Brigade, Royal Field Artillery died on 23 October 1915, aged 19. He served with the 10th Battery, 4th London Brigade, Royal Field Artillery and the 29th Divisional ammunition Column.

He died at sea on 23 October 1915 when the troopship ‘Marquette’ carrying 600 troops and a New Zealand Field Hospital from Alexandria to Salonika was torpedoed and sank with the loss of 169 lives.

He was lost at sea and is commemorated on the Mikra Memorial.

Location of Memorial:
His name also appears on the war memorial at St Andrew’s Church, Sandhurst Road, Catford and on the memorial to 91 and 139 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery in St Swithun’s church, Hither Green.

He was the son of Reginald Edward and Rosina K. C. Cuming, of 192, Minard Rd., Hither Green.


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