Austin L. Cumming, former superintendent of the Northwest Territories and Yukon Bureau of the Department of Mines and Resources, died on Monday, May 9th, 1949 after a lengthy illness. He was 66 years of age.
Mr. Cumming, widely-known in oil and mining circles throughout Western Canada, served with Mines and Resources at The Pas Manitoba, and Fort Smith, N.W.T.
Born at Cornwall, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh F. Cumming. He was educated at the separate and high schools in Cornwall and later attended Queen's University, from which he was graduated in 1905.
He served with the Topographical Survey Branch for eight years. In 1914, he enlisted in the Canadian Army at Edmonton and went overseas with the Canadian Engineers in 1916. During the War, he was wounded and was retired after the Armistice with the rank of captain.
Canadian Surveyor, July 1949