9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
James Cumberland was the son of William John and Mary Cumberland. His parents were married on 21 Feb 1889. James was born about 1898. The 1901 census records James as a 2 year old child, living with family at Roan, Benburb, Tyrone. The 1911 census records James as a 13 year old child living with family at Kilnacart, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone Both James and his brother John joined the 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers and had previously been members of the Derrygortreavy Company of the Dungannon UVF. Private James Cumberland and his brother John were killed in the first hours of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916.