Lurgan's Dead from The Great War 1914-18

Thomas Cummins

Lurgan Newline Cemetery

Private, Cummins, T.
Royal Irish Fusiliers 1st Bn.

who died on
Tuesday, 5th March 1919.

Additional Information:
Son of Mary Ann Cummins, of Hill St, Lurgan.

Lurgan Newline Cemetery
Grave or Reference Panel Number:

Lurgan Mail: 16th June 1917:
Mrs Thomas Cummins of Hill Street has been notified that her son, Private Thomas Cummins, R.I.F., has been admitted to hospital in Malta suffering from the effects of lung trouble. Private Cummins was in the retreat from Mons, and was then wounded in the jaw. A brother, Corporal Moses Cummins, R.I.R., was killed in action; another brother Drum Major S. Cummins, 9th R.I.F., is serving in France; and a fourth brother, Sergeant James Cummins, R.I.F., was discharged some time ago. All four brothers are mentioned in a verse of the poem 'The Hill Street Boys' first published in the Lurgan Mail 3rd April 1915, under the title 'The Hill Street Tommie's.'

There's James and Sam, Moe and Tam,
For fine chaps there's no disputing,
For heart and hand for Hill Street Band,
These brothers spent much time in fluting,
There's Harry Quail as hard as nails,
Who for Glenavon oft did battle,
And Sparks so bright who took delight,
In causing forwards teeth to rattle.

Lurgan Mail: 8th March 1919:
DIED OF GAS POISONING CUMMINS - We deeply regret the death of our late player, Private Thomas Cummins, Royal Irish Fusiliers, at his mother's residence, Hill Street, (from the effects of gas poisoning). Inserted by the Committee and Members of Glenavon Reserves F.C.

from information supplied by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Our thanks to Richard Edgar for additional information.

We make this information freely available to genealogists and Family Historians, but at no time may this information be used on a pay site or sold for profit.

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