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Ernest Summers  E. Summers        Sherwood Foresters - Notts &  Derby cap badge

Surname Summers
Forename/s Ernest
Rank Private
Service Number 242321
DOB 1897 in New Tupton.
Date & place of death/details 8/12/1917 Aged 20.
Killed in action by shellfire near Cambrai.
Regiment & Unit 2nd/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment)
Service details France & Flanders
Military Awards?  
Married?               Children?  
Any photographs? Yes - Derbyshire Times 7/2/1918.
Derbyshire Times Obituary? Yes 2/2/1918 (page8)
E. Summers Obituary
Parents names Mr Stephen & Mrs Margaret Susannah Summers.
Parents address 13, Ward Street, New Tupton
Grave location or   memoria location Buried at Orival Wood Cemetery, Flesquieres, France.
Living relatives?  
Any other information? Joined a trench mortar battery in November 1916.
Pre war occupation was in the Grassmoor coke ovens.
Formerly a member of the choir at St. John's Church, Tupton.

Campaign Medals:
Victory Medal

Victory Medal
Given the information available it is likely that Ernest Summers was entitled to the Victory medal, also called the Inter Allied Victory Medal. This medal was awarded to all who received the 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star and, with certain exceptions, to those who received the British War Medal. It was never awarded alone. These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.

Eligibility for this award consisted of having been mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations, or at sea, between midnight 4th/5th August, 1914, and midnight, 11th/12th November, 1918. Women who served in any of the various military organisations in a theatre of operations were also eligible.
British War Medal

British War Medal
From the information available, it is very possible that Ernest Summers was entitled to the British War Medal for service in World War One. This British Empire campaign medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.

The medal was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.