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Arthur Edward SUMMERS

Regimental number2257
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDairy farmer
AddressLismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Francis John Summers, 46 Elmdale Road, Palmers Green, London N, England
Enlistment date4 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateDischarged 17 November 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 29th September, 1918, during the operations South of BONY, Private SUMMERS, when acting as one of the party cleaning up an enemy Machine Gun Post, rendered great service by carrying up enemy Machine Guns and bombs to give masking fire. When his Officer was wounded within 15 yards of the enemy Post, he worked along the trench under a heavy shower of stick-grenades, and succeeded in bringing the Officer to safety. Throughout the encounter he displayed great dash and devotion to duty in the manner in which he withdrew the party and saved the valuable signalling gear with which his party was entrusted.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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