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    Default 967518 Sgt JA Cumming - I cant find his names

    Gents, I have searched AIR78, more than once, and havent managed to find this chap, I'm sure I didnt miss him and I have tried Cumming and Cummins without luck. Has anybody noted him please, he completed a tour as Rear Gunner with 630 squadron and is one of 19 chaps I am unable to properly identify. Any help would be very much appreciated.
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    Default Re: 967518 Sgt JA Cumming - I cant find his names

    PeteS,
    There is a definite possible maybe??
    967518 is in the Block 965000-1149977, RAFVR, issued at Padgate 01-Sep-39 to 31-Mar-41.
    Mathematically his number would have been issued very early (practically in the queue waiting for the doors to open!!) in the period. Jonny may have a better analogue date?
    Let it be assumed that he was 18 when he Enlisted. This would put his DoB no later than 1921?
    FREEBMD (only England & Wales, remember) has a John A Cumming registered in Q4 1920 Hackney 1b 761 (MMS Swift).
    A John H Cumming m. Florence M Swift Q3 1918 (Reg Hackney 1b 815). John A seems to have been an only child?
    I’m not saying this is your man – but I think the circumstantial evidence must elevate him to the POSSIBLE level?
    Let us know if you find him!
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    Default Re: 967518 Sgt JA Cumming - I cant find his names

    Closest I could see in Air 78 was CUMMING James McEwan 967494.

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    Default Re: 967518 Sgt JA Cumming - I cant find his names

    Thank you Simon, yes I saw him, it's SO very close isn't it, but as the service number can be found twice in F540's many months apart I reckon it is likely to be correct and must assume that AIR78 is missing his card. Many thanks for your help.

    Peter, I believe that you must be right, I just wish I could prove it. Your help is appreciated as always.

    cheers PeteS

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    Default Re: 967518 Sgt JA Cumming - I cant find his names

    Another possible is John Allan CUMMING:

    https://funeral-notices.co.uk/notice/cumming/2251269

    Born at Corran, Argyll in September 1921. Married Joyce May Tidy at Basford in 1946. Their engagement was announced in the Nottingham Evening Post of December 8th 1945:

    CUMMINGS-TIDY [sic] - the engagement is announced between John Alan [sic] (W.O., R.A.F.), eldest son of Mrs. Cummings, of Fort William, Inverness-shire, and Joyce May, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H Tidy, of Gainford-crescent, Bulwell.

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    Default Re: 967518 Sgt JA Cumming - I cant find his names

    FREEBMD (only England & Wales, remember) has a John A Cumming registered in Q4 1920 Hackney 1b 761 (MMS Swift) is this person

    Name: John Augus Cumming
    Gender: Male
    Marital Status: Single
    Birth Date: 21/11/1920 (21 Nov 1920)
    Residence Year: 1939
    Address: The Cottage, Mill Street
    Residence Place: Cheltenham Gloucestershire England
    Occupation: Student
    Line Number: 20
    Schedule Number: 126
    Sub Schedule Number: 5
    Enumeration District: ODAK
    Borough: Cheltenham

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    Default Re: 967518 Sgt JA Cumming - I cant find his names

    Paul

    That's John Angus Cumming:

    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/fi...GUS%20CUMMING/

    His parents Robert and Winifred are also listed on the 1939 Register at that address.

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    John A Cumming
    in the UK and Ireland, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960

    Last address "RAF Scampton Lincoln" occupation Student

    To Canada 1946

    Name: John A Cumming
    Gender: Male
    Age: 26
    Birth Date: abt 1920
    Departure Date: 25 Feb 1946
    Port of Departure: Southampton, England
    Destination Port: Halifax, Canada
    Ship Name: Aquitania
    Search Ship Database: Search for the Aquitania in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database

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    Default Re: 967518 Sgt JA Cumming - I cant find his names

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    John A. Cumming
    Birth
    abt 1920
    Death
    20/06/1992 (20 Jun 1992) Victoria Canada


    On Sept 12 1939 he joined the Royal Air
    Force. After serving in India and Burma he
    returned to Canada and became a rear
    gunner serving a tour of duty in a
    Lancaster Bomber he was a member of the 800 Wing
    RCAF Association


    Residence
    England


    Obit says 'On 3rd September 1939 he joined the RAF'

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    Default Re: 967518 Sgt JA Cumming - I cant find his names

    So I think we have the correct John A 'Jack' Cummimg (from Canada) died 20/06/1992 born 1920 As says Rear Gunner in Lancaster Bomber (i.e. 630 Sqn) - The Obit suggests he was from canada

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