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Albert Victor SUMMERS

Regimental number2000
Place of birthStratford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, Albert Summers, Stratford, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for12 months in 13th Australian Light Horse Regiment; lived out of area for Compulsory Military Training scheme.
Enlistment date12 June 1915
Place of enlistmentStratford, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 18), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrother: 401 Pte Mervlyn John SUMMERS, 5th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 February 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 21st Bn, Gallipoli, 12 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Ferry Post, 14 February 1916, and transferred same day to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia (meningitis); listed as 'dangerously ill', 29 February 1916; pronounced out of danger, 14 March 1916; discharged, 10 April 1916.

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presumed Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SUMMERS Albert Victor

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