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William Ernest Victor SUMMERS

Regimental number2750
Place of birthNorwood, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlumbers improver
AddressMarlborough Road, Westbourne Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5'8.25"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maren Summers, Improver, Marlborough Road, Westbourne Park, South Australia
Previous military service19th Batt B Cop Senior Cadets 4 yrs Still Serving
Enlistment date5 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1917
Discharge date23 October 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4886 Pte Riccard SUMMERS, 50th Bn, killed in action, 25 August 1917; Cousins: 2636 Pte Stanley Lancelot MOSS, died of wounds 26 September 1917; 2638 Sapper Leonard William MOSS MM, 4th Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 5 April 1919.
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT A14, 21 July 1917; disembarked HT 'Euripides', Fremantle, 12 September 1917, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 23 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 September 1921
Age at death23
Place of burialPayneham Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SUMMERS William Ernest Victor

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