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Albert Summers

In memory of:

Bombardier Albert Summers

May 31, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

300232

Age:

34

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Field Artillery

Division:

2nd Div. Ammunition Col.

Additional Information


Born:

December 12, 1882

Son of Edward and Anne Jane Summers, of Harpurhey, Manchester, England; husband of Edith Jane Summers, of Ottawa.

Commemorated on Page 335 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

VI. J. 5.

Location:

Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Albert Summers– From "Our Heroes in The Great World War", compiled by J. H. De Wolfe, Patriotic Publishing Co., Ottawa, Ontario, 1919.
  • Memorial Cross– His Memorial Cross, as given to his sister Eleanor living in Queensland.
  • Inscription– Reverse of his Memorial Cross
  • Grave Marker– He was buried in 1917 in Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mt St Eloy, France. A note on the back of the photo "The cross was made by his own men, and the (name)plate is brass"
  • Photo of Albert Summers– Albert Summers, Died 31st May 1917.
  • Letter– Letter to his wife from the Military, confirming the dispatch to his sister in Australia, of his Memorial Cross.

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