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James Horace SUMNER

Regimental number4003
Place of birthFitzroy Street, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolCrown Street Superior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGlass bottlemaker
Address433 Wattle Street, Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Sumner, 433 Wattle Street, Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBuried St Severs Cemetery, Rouen.
FateDied of wounds 4 March 1917
Place of death or woundingHermies, France
Age at death22.9
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block O, Plot VII, Row E, Grave No. 2), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Florence Adelaide SUMNER, 4 Clark Street, Annandale, New South Wales. Native of Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Gunner Thomas Cecil Sumner no. 11126, 10th FAB; Pte Edward Mark Sumner no. 3136, 35th Bn.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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