|Place of birth||Avoca, Victoria|
|School||Avoca State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Occupation||Saddler and harness maker|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, David Summers Snr, Avoca, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Surrey Hills, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Bugler|
|Unit name||8th Battalion, F Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/25/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||24|
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: David and Mary Elizabeth SUMMERS. Native of Avoca, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
With 8th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 January 1916.
Detached to 1st Division Trench Mortar Battery, 1 February 1916; rejoined 8th Bn from detachment, 19 February 1916.
Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, 24 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Note, Red Cross File No 2670202: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'
Statement, 3834 Pte A.L. KITCHEN, 8th Bn, 7 June 1918: 'I am sorry to say that the only details known by me is (sic) that he was buried at Fleurbaix.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SUMMERS David
Red Cross File No 2670202