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Albin Joseph Sumara

In memory of:

Private Albin Joseph Sumara

August 28, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







4th Canadian Mounted Rifles (2nd Central Ontario Regt.)

Additional Information


November 23, 1896
East Hansford, Nova Scotia


July 2, 1915
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Son of Vencel and Anna Sumara, of Oxford, Nova Scotia.

Uncle of Private Albin Sumara, who died during service with the North Nova Scotia highlanders, R.C.I.C.

Commemorated on Page 509 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

VI. J. 21.


Vis-en-Artois and Haucourt are villages in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, on the road from Arras to Cambrai. The VIS-EN-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HAUCOURT is at the north side of the main road between the two villages.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of Albin Joseph Sumara– A tragic and ironic loss for the Sumara family, as young Albin, who emigrated to Canada from Czechoslovakia in 1904 at the age of 7 years, returned to Europe 11 years later as a soldier.  His nephew, named Albin Frank Sumara, was a soldier for Canada in World War II, the second Albin Sumara killed in Action.
  • Memorial Plaque– A "Death Penny" (aka "Widow's Penny") sent from Britain to the families of those who fell in battle during World War I.  It came accompanied by a letter from King George V, and a small scroll.  Measuring about five inches across, it appears to be made from brass or copper, with a bronze overlay.  The inscription reads: "He Died For Freedom And Honour"
  • Photo of Albin Joseph Sumara– Pvt. Albin Joseph Sumara.  His namesake, nephew Albin Frank Sumara (F/50271) served and died in Belgium with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. Albin was an emigrant from Eastern Europe to Canada in 1904, crossing the Atlantic again to perish in World War I.

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