C. 1917. PORTRAIT OF THREE CUMMINGS BROTHERS FROM TASMANIA, WHO ALL BECAME MEMBERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN FLYING CORPS (AFC). LEFT TO RIGHT: MERVYN, ERIC, ROY. MERVYN WAS AWARDED THE MILITARY MEDAL (MM) ...
ID numberP01432.002
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white
Physical descriptionBlack & white
DescriptionC. 1917. PORTRAIT OF THREE CUMMINGS BROTHERS FROM TASMANIA, WHO ALL BECAME MEMBERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN FLYING CORPS (AFC). LEFT TO RIGHT: MERVYN, ERIC, ROY. MERVYN WAS AWARDED THE MILITARY MEDAL (MM) 1917-12-20, WAS LATER COMMISSIONED IN THE AFC AS A 2ND LIEUTENANT, NO. 5 SQUADRON. ERIC, AWARDED THE DFC (DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS), ENDED THE WAR AS A CAPTAIN IN NO. 2 SQUADRON, AFC. ROY WAS ACCIDENTALLY KILLED 1918-08-28 WHEN A 2ND LIEUTENANT, NO. 5 SQUADRON, AFC. (ORIGINAL PRINT HELD IN AWM PR 83/186).