James Stanley Summers

First Name: 
James
Middle Name: 
Stanley
Last Name: 
Summers
Mother's Name: 
Bridget Summers (nee Duffey)
Father's Name: 
Richard Summers
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, November 13, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
42nd Battalion
Company: 
A
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, August 16, 1918
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Wounded in action
Details: 

James Summers (Service No 227) was born in September 1894 in Bellambi, N.S.W.

When James enlistment he was single and living in Lismore, N.S.W. working as a labourer.

He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5th June 1916.  The troops arrived in England on 22nd July 1916.  While still in England, James was promoted to Lance Corporal on 6th November 1916.  On 25th November 1916 James joined A Company, 42nd Battalion in France.

James served on the Western Front until 15th May 1918 when he was was admitted to hospital with rib fractures.  He returned to his unit on 10th July 1918 but was wounded on 12th Augest sustaining a gun shot wound to the abdomen.

James was evacuated to 55th Casualty Clearing Station for treatment but died of his wounds on 16th August 1918.

James is buried in Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France: Plot IV, Row C, Grave 21.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, SUMMERS JAMES STANLEY

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