Cummings, P J D
PERCY JOHN DOUGLAS CUMMINGS
Remembered with honour Philosophe British Cemetery: Plot II, Row C, Grave 9.
His attestation was for Short Service (For the Duration of the War) and he enlisted 4 December 1915 in Watford: a cinema photographer aged 24 of Bushey, Herts, 5’6″ tall, C of E, with no previous service in His Majesty’s Forces. He was formerly Private G/35019 15th (2nd Reserve) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, when he was promoted to Lance-Corporal 10 May 1916. He served with the B.E.F. from 26 August 1916, embarking 28 August 1916, was posted to the 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, before transferring to the 8th Battalion, East Kent Regiment 12 September 1916. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action.
Son of Helen/Helene/Ellen Beatrice (nee JEFFERY) and the late John CUMMINGS; husband of Julia PULLE (formerly CUMMINGS, nee MUNDY) of Watford.
His parents married 1891 in the Farnham, Surrey, district. John died 1907 in the St Pancras, London, district aged 48.
Percy was born 12 May 1891 in Westminster, London, and baptised 12 July 1891 at St Martin in the Fields, London. He married 6 December 1914 in Watford, and resided in Watford. Julia remarried 17 January 1920 at St Mary’s, Watford, to George PULLE, who died 1945 in the Watford district aged 52. She married for a third time 1947 in the Watford district to Albert A BURTON, she died 1959 in Watford aged 67, and was buried 7 April in North Watford Cemetery.
On the 1901 Census, aged 9 he lived in Kentish Town, London, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a cinematographer aged 19, he still lived in Kentish Town, with his widowed mother and one sibling.
Date of death10/11/1916
Age at death25
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)