Private Riccard William Summers
Australian Infantry - WW I
Service number: 4886
Born: 9 February 1893 in Stepney, South Australia, Australia.
Date of death: 25 August 1917 - age 24 - Belgium
Status: KIA - Messines
Buried in Prowse Point Military Cemetery, Belgium Plot III. A. 16.
"From this world of sorrow gone is one we loved but never forgotten"
Awards: 1914 / 1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Riccard was the first child of 8 from William Finlayson Summers and Maren Johanne Marie Nissen .
He went to Norwood Public School.
He worked as a plumber before his enlistment.
Enlisted on 22 November 1915
Height: 5 feet 6 1/2 inch (1,73m)
Weight: 124 lbs (56 kg)
hair: light brown
30 Nov 1915: 10th Bn - 15th Reinforcement
9 March 1916: Embarked at Adelaide per R.M.S. Mongolia
19 May 1916: Transferred to 50th Bn.
7 June 1916: Co transport Huntspill, Proceeded to join BEF with 4th AD Base Depot Alexandria
14 June 1916: Disembarked at Marseille
11 Sep 1916: Taken on strength of 50th Bn.
2 April 1917: Wounded in action
5 April 1917: Embarked on HS Cambria at Boulogne for England, Shell Wound in his arm and admitted to Royal Surrey County Hospital.
20 April 1917 - 8 May 1917: Shell wound right arm, 18 days in hospital.
24 April 1917: Transferred from Royal Surrey Co to 3rd Aux. Shell Wound in arm.
7 May 1917: Discharged from 3rd Aux. H. to Weymouth Shell Wound in arm.
12 May 1917: Marched in ex Dartford
1 July 1917: Marched in ex Weymouth
23 July 1917: Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton ex o/s Tng Depot P. Dns
28 July 1917: Marched in ex England in Le Havre
11 Aug 1917: Marched out to Unit from Le Havre
19 Aug 1917: Rejoined Unit from Wounded
25 Aug 1917: killed in action
Letters, Photo, Diary, Note case, 2 Gold wounded stripes
6 July 1920: photograph of grave to NOK