Geoffrey Ivon Cummings

(1895 - 1918)
FatherJohn Lowe1
MotherAnnie Cummings b. 12 Dec 1872, d. 9 Apr 1943
ChartsJoseph Cummings Descendants Chart
Relationship1st cousin of Everline Josephine Cook
Geoffrey Ivon Cummings

Life Events

     Geoffrey Ivon Cummings was born on 22 August 1895 in Hundred of Way, South Australia, son of John Lowe and Annie Cummings.1

When he enlisted in the army he was a labourer, in South Australia.2

On 3 December 1915 Geoffrey enlisted in the army in Adelaide, South Australia. His service number was 2167 and he enlisted in the 3rd. Light Horse Regiment.2

On 16 March 1916 Geoffrey embarked from Port Adelaide, South Australia on board HMAT "Anchises" in Port Adelaide, South Australia.2

On 5 May 1916 he transferred from the 3rd. Light Horse Regiment to the Imperial Camel Corps in Palestine.2

He died on Thursday, 11 April 1918, aged 22 years, 7 months and 20 days, in Palestine of wounds when serving with Imperial Camel Corps. He was killed in action while the Camel Corps were defending a hill called Musallabeh. Many of them ran out of grenades and resorted to throwing down boulders onto the attacking Turks. While they eventually fought off the Turks many, including Geoffrey, were killed or wounded. The hill was to be known as the "Camel's Hump."3,2

Geoffrey was buried on 11 April 1918 in the Jeruselum War Cemetery, Jeruselum, Israel, in grave Ref. H 76.2,4
Jeruselem War Cemetery, Israel
Geoffrey Ivon Cummings
photo courtesy CWGC

A memorial to Geoffrey can be found at Sheringa Cemetery, Sheringa, South Australia.3


  1. [S1] Birth Registrations, SA Births 1842-1906.
  2. [S66] "Military record."
  3. [S15] Person named on headstone in headstone photograph.
  4. [S234] CWGC, online

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