Riccard William SUMMERS

SUMMERS, Riccard William

Service Number: 4886
Enlisted: 22 November 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Stepney, South Australia, 9 February 1893
Home Town: Westbourne Park (Cottonville), Mitcham, South Australia
Schooling: Norwood Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Killed in Action, Messines, Belgium, 25 August 1917, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Prowse Point Cemetery
Plot 111, Row A, Grave 16
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Norwood Primary School Honour Board, St Peters Heroes War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

22 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4886, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4886, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4886, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Adelaide
2 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 4886, 50th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, Shell wound (arm) at Noreuil
25 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4886, 50th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Finlayson Summers and Maren Johanna Marie (nee Nissen) Summer of 'St Omer', Clinton Avenue, St Peters

Brother of Laura Eliabeth Marie Summers, William Ernest Victor Summers (/explore/people/99499) who also served with the 50 Battalion returned to Australia on 21 July 1917, Winifred Gladys Summers, Doreen Susie Udalene Summers, Charles George Christian Summers, Frederick John Nelson Summers and Susie Madge Summers

2 cousins also served; Stanley Lancelot MOSS (/explore/people/296056) - Died of Wounds 26 September 1917 and Leonard William MOSS M.M. (/explore/people/154014) - Returned

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal