Cummins, John Joseph “Jack”

Regimental Number: 1049051
Rank: Private
Branch: 242nd Battalion, Canadian Forestry Corps; 7th Battalion

Jack was born in St. Augustine, Ontario on November 17, 1882. When World War I broke out, he was living in Vancouver and working as a logger. Jack served in the Canadian Forestry Corps in France for most of his military career, apart from August to October of 1918, which he spent at the front lines in France. He sustained a gunshot wound to his left leg in October of 1918. Jack came to the North Equity District, where he filed on NE 19-74-6-W6 and on a Soldiers Grant at SE 30-74-6-W6 in 1919. He farmed there until 1946, when he moved back to BC. Jack died in Bralorne Hospital on July 22, 1952

Sources: Buffalo Trails, p. 261, 155