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DATE OF EM ACTION: 10/12/1917 Giffnock Collieries, Glasgow, Scotland.
Little is known about the life of Colliery Blacksmith Peter Cummings other than his actions at the Giffnock Colleries near Glasgow on 10th December 1917.
On the 10th December, 1917, while engaged on repair work at the Giffnock Collieries, a fireman entered a place which was known to be dangerous owing to firedamp, and was overcome. Three men attempted, without taking any precautions, to rescue him, and were themselves rendered unconscious. Morris and Cummings then crawled on hands and knees into the dangerous space, and succeeded in rescuing three of the unconscious men in three separate journeys. They then entered a fourth time, followed by two others; but on reaching the body of the fourth victim they found that the two who had followed them were themselves partly overcome, and had to be removed. They then entered a fifth time, and recovered the body of the remaining man, who, however, was dead.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.