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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- CWGC Headstones -
- Parkhurst Military Cemetery : R A Cumming -

Location

In Parkhurst Military Cemetery, Forest Road, Parkhurst, Isle of Wight
 
Description

Standard CWGC headstone. WW II pattern.

Grave location : Plot 11. Grave 207.
Headstone

Parkhurst Military Cemetery : R A Cumming
 
Inscription


LIEUTENANT
R A CUMMING
PILOT
S.A.A.F.
11TH JUNE 1944 AGE 22
+


 
Further Information

CWGC record ...
 
Index Board entry 125 : Lt R A Cumming : Pilot : SAAF : 11.6.1944
 
Robert Alexander Cumming, son of Gerald G and Dora E Cumming of East London, Cape Province, South Africa.
 
Lieutenant Cumming served with 229 Sqn Royal Air Force, based at RAF Detling, flying Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX aircraft, providing cover to day bombers in raids during the invasion period, and also over the beaches to assist the invading forces. Lt Cummings flying Spitfire MJ219, and his fellow pilot Flight Lieutenant George Mains flying Spitfire BS167 are believed to have flown into the cliffs at Freshwater, Isle of Wight, in heavy fog. F/Lt Mains (CWGC record ...) is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
 
Information and photograph from John Bloodworth


 


 
 

 
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