William Cummings and was educated at the Royal School, Dungannon. Doctor William Cummings, had in a few years, built up a large medical practice him in the districts of Hamwell and West Ealing, London. William voluntarily joined the forces long before the day of conscription. He was with the Royal Army Medical Corps. Surgeon Captain William Cummings was killed in action on 18th May 1917 in the battle around Bullecourt.
Mory is a village between Arras and Bapaume, and about 2 kilometres east of the village of Ervillers. Mory-Abbey Military Cemetery is 450 metres north of the village on the north side of the road to Ecoust-St. Mein opposite a large farm called "L'Abbaye".