Cumming, Marianus Alexander
Regiment: 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders
Biography: Son of Marianus Cumming, baker. Born Strichen, 9 December 1891; educated Maud H.G. School and Gordon's College; took a high place in the Bursary competition; graduated M.A., 1912; Assistant Master at Kemnay. He was considered, by those who came in contact with him professionally, as a teacher of promise much above the average. As a student, Cumming was an enthusiastic volunteer, enlisted in "U" Company in 1910, remaining a member after he left the University. He was called up at the outbreak of war. After training at Bedford he served in Flanders with the Machine Gun Section, 4th Gordon Highlanders, till 13 June 1915, when he fell in action.
Date of Death: 13 June 1915
Burial Details: Name recorded on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panel 38, Column 5.
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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