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Walter Ernest SUMMONS

Date of birth7 July 1881
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
Address54 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33.3
Height5' 9"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs V S G Summons, 8 Stansell Street, Kew, Victoria
Enlistment date19 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name1 Australian General Hospital (November 1914)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A55 Kyarra on 21 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollColonel
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Australian General Hospital
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 3138 (5 June 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113 (6 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 29 April 1919

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Discharge date10 August 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Port Said on board HT 'Dorset', 29 April 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), Melbourne, 10 August 1919.

Medals: Order of the British Empire, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No VX42690.
Date of death10 May 1970
Age at death88
SourcesNAA: B883, SUMMONS Walter Ernest

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