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Driver Roland Henry Summers (831788)

48th Divisional Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery, 48th Division, T.F., B.E.F.

Malvern Commemoration: St Matthias Malvern Link

Burial/Commemoration: Arquata Scrivia Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy

Nature of Death: Died of pneumonia, Italy 11/10/1918

Age: 25

Next of Kin: Son of George and Agnes Fanny Summers of Northfield Cottage, Newtown Road.

Previous Employment: Gas Meter Inspector at Malvern UDC Gasworks

Born in 1893, Driver Roland Henry Summers of the Royal Field Artillery [1] after languishing in hospital for two months, long after the war in Italy had drawn to a close. He had been suffering from dysentery and had been sent to a convalescent home where he contracted pneumonia after a bout of ‘flu.

Before enlisting at Malvern in May 1916 he was in the employ of Malvern Urban District Council as a junior clerk at the Gas Works and afterwards a gas meter inspector.

Peter Caton 2018
Malvern News 2/11/18
1901 Census


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