Edward John Summerill

Memorial: Mangotsfield - St James Place

Regiment: Dorset Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 30873

Parents: John and Mary Summerill (nee Bryant)

Marital status: Single

Home address: St. James Street, Mangotsfield, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Employed by Chocolate Manufacturer

Date of birth: 1885

Place of birth: St. James Street, Mangotsfield, Bristol

Date of death: 28/02/1919

Buried/Commemorated at: Denain Communal Cemetery, Nord, France

Age: 24

Further information:

Edward served in the 5th (Service) Battalion, Dorset Regiment. He previously served in 35th/36th Training Reserve. Edward died at 33rd Casualty Clearing Station, Denain, France during influenza pandemic. The Mangotsfield War Memorial has his surname spelled as Summerill whereas his headstone shows it to be Summerell

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Battalion War Diary, UK Censuses, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Medal Rolls Index, David Blackmore