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 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.

Roland Summers is also commemorated at the Church of the Ascension, Newtown.

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

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