The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Cummins, Major General James Turner
Cummins, Major General James Turner, C.B., D.S.O.; s. of late Nicholas Cummins, J.P., of Ashley House and Myrtleville House, Cork; b. 1843; educ: College; and at ; entered Madras Army, 1861; Captain, 1878; Transferred to M.S.C. (now Indian Army), 1875; Major, 1883; Lt. Colonel, 1887; Colonel, 1894; and Hon Major General, 1901; Served in Afghan war 1878-80 (medal), Egyptian Expedition, 1882; Soudan Expedition, 1885 (Medal with clasp, bronze star); Burma Campaign 1886-9 (specially mentioned in despatches, medal with 2 clasps); and in China, 1900-02 in Command of 4th Infantry Brigade (Mentioned in despatches, C.B.); A.A.G. to Madras Forces, 1895-6; and A.Q.M.G., Madras. 1895; in Command of a 2nd Class District, 1895-1900; Appointed Colonel, 29th Lancers (Gordon’s Horse), 1904; D.S.O., 1887; C.B. (Mil), 1901. Retired, 1903. Address: 5, Dring Avenue, Ealing, W.; United Service Club.