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Robert Chestnut SUMMERS

Regimental number1995
Place of birthTerowie, South Australia
SchoolTerowie East Public School, South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationLabourer
AddressPetersburg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Hughes Summers, Petersburg, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 13 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 10 June 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialKandahar Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 5), Neuve-Eglise, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
151
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert Chestnut and Elizabeth Ann SUMMERS, 96 Morgan Lane, Broken Hill, New South Wales. Native of Terowie, South Australia
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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