Brigadier Arthur Edward Cumming

By Dr. Adnan Zuberi 

Brigadier Arthur Edward Cumming
A Born Karachiite, Awarded Victoria Cross
Victoria Cross: The most prestigious and highest award of British Govt. The personnel of British armed forces are the recipient. This award was set during Crimean War in 1854. Mate Charles David Lucas was the first recipient of VC. Khudad Khan was the first Indian who received VC when he shows his bravery at Belgium front in WW1.
A E Cumming born June 1896 in Karachi in Scottish family. His father was a soldier stationed in Karachi. Cumming at completion of his education in Karachi joined British Army and he went to Palestine and Iraq during WW1. He was awarded Military Cross for his bravery. At outbreak of WW2 Cumming was in Frontier Force Regiment and went to Malay and Singapore. He fought with bravery and gave resistance to Japanese. He was awarded Victoria Cross in 1947. And Order of British Empire ( OBE )
Brigadier A E Cumming died in 1971 and cremated in Edinburgh.

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About Amin H. Karim MD

Graduate of Dow Medical College Class of 1977.
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