Private William Cummings


The background of this North Irish Horseman is not known at present.

William Cummings enlisted in the North Irish Horse on 26 January 1915 (No.1424). He embarked for France with F Squadron on 17 November 1915.

In June 1916 F Squadron joined with C Squadron and the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron to form the 2nd North Irish Horse Regiment, serving as corps cavalry to X Corps until September 1917, when the regiment was dismounted and most of the men transferred to the infantry. Like the majority, on 20 September Cummings was transferred to the 9th (Service) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers – renamed the 9th (North Irish Horse) Battalion. Cummings was issued regimental number 41527. His subsequent experiences in the war are not known.

On 20 March 1919 Private Cummings was transferred to Class Z, Army Reserve.