Albert Isaac Cumming
Albert Cumming was the Chief Steward and died when the Glenart Castle was torpedoed by a U Boat in 1918.
It was a hospital ship and caused a huge uproar at the time.
He was born in Torquay, Devon.
Husband of Alma Elizabeth Cumming of 53 Daneville Rd, Camberwell, London.
Chief Steward Albert Isaac Cumming - Mercantile Marine - HMHS Glenart Castle. Died 26 February 1918, age 48.
Remembered on Tower Hill Memorial.
Union Castle line SS Galacia was taken over by the British Government as a hospital ship and renamed Glenart Castle.
On 26th February 1918, she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UC-56, ten miles West of Lundy Island, on a voyage from Newport to Brest, to collect wounded.
Capt Burt and 94 of her crew were among the 153 killed out of her complement of 186.
Thame War Memorial: Cumming A
All Saints War Memorial Board: Chief Steward Cummings HMS Barnard Castle. (There is no record of a ship called Barnard Castle in WW1.)
St Mary's War Memorial Board: Cumming A
He is commemorated on the Thame Remembers web site