Service No: 2424
Place of Birth: Hillsborough, Co. Down
Date of Death: 06/08/1915
Theatre of Death: Gallipoli
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers (2nd (Lowland) Field Coy.)
Memorial: Helles Memorial
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Cunningham of 151 Farmeloan Road, Rutherglen.
Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Mrs. Cunningham, 151 Farme Loan Road, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s Effects information: Father William Cunningham.
De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour information: Eldest s. of William Cunningham of 151 Farmeloan Road, Rutherglen, labourer by his wife Emma, dau. of Hendry Leitch; b Hillsborough Co. Down, 3 Jan 1896; educ. Farie Street Public School, Rutherglen; was employed as a steel worker in Clydebridge Steel Works; joined the R.E. 19 March 1912; volunteered for foreign service on the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914; went to the Dardanelles 17 March 1915 and was killed in action at Cape Helles 6 Aug. following.
1901 census information:
Address: 102 Mill Street, Rutherglen.
Father: William (35) roadman, born about 1866 in Ireland.
Mother: Emily (29) born about 1872 in Ireland.
Sister: Maggie (6) born about 1895 in Ireland.
Self: George (5) born about 1896 in Ireland.
Sister: Mary (2) born about 1899 in Rutherglen.
Brother: William (4 months) born about 1901 in Rutherglen.