Captain Samuel Andrew Cunningham

Biography of Captain Samuel Andrew Cunningham

Samuel Andrew Cunningham was born in Edinburgh in 1888. His father, James, was a banker and they eventually moved to Dunrod, New Cumnock, Ayrshire and lived in the Bank of Scotland building.

Samuel initially studied at New Cumnock and Cumnock Schools and then went on to Ayr Academy. In 1907 he came to the University of Glasgow for two years to study Law. He was a good student and won prizes in both of his classes: Scots Law and Conveyancing.

During the war he was in the 5th Royal Scots Fusiliers and was a Captain and Instructor of Musketry. Captain Samuel Andrew Cunningham died aged 27 on 12th July 1915 and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.


Captain Samuel Andrew Cunningham
Rank: Captain
Regiment: 5th Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers
Degree: Alumnus
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in action, 12 July 1915
Note/Press Clipping: N/A
Photo ID: Ch 4/4/2/2/56


Records of the University of Glasgow Registry.

Memorial Place:Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register

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