Private First Class Ellsworth M. Cummings, Jr.

Private First Class Ellsworth M. Cummings, Jr.

United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, October 1, 1945

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Ellsworth M. Cummings, Jr.

Private First Class Ellsworth Cummings succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier while pulling a bus over for a traffic violation inside Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh, Indiana.

As he was attempting to overtake the bus, he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed, suffering a serious head injury. He was taken to Wakeman General Hospital at Camp Atterbury, where he succumbed to his injuries two days later.

Private First Class Cummings was a United States Army Purple Heart combat veteran and was attached to the 1560th Military Police Battalion out of Camp Atterbury. He was survived by his parents, two sisters, and fiancee.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Location Indiana
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 29, 1945


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