9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
John Cumberland was the son of William John and Mary Cumberland John was born about 1896. The 1901 census records John as a 5 year old child, living with family at Roan, Benburb, Tyrone. The 1911 census records John as a 16 year old farm labourer living with family at Kilnacart, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone. Both John and his brother James joined the 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers and had previously been members of the Derrygortreavy Company of the Dungannon UVF. Private John Cumberland and his brother James were killed in the first hours of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916.