The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper John Summers|
Name of Ancestor: John Chestnut Summers
Ancestor's date of birth: 12/06/1883
Ancestor's date of death: 21/07/1912
Cause of Death: Detail not provided - died young
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Detail not provided.
Service Number: 640, 144
Colony or State of enlistment: SA, Place of Enlistment: Adelaide
Unit: 6th South Australian Imperial Bushmen and 8th Battalion Austrailan Commonewalth Horse
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 1901
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.
Murray Page: 376, 389
Contingent: Sixth South Australian, and Third Australian
Ship: Warrigal, Date of Sailing: 06/04/1901
Ship: St Andrew, Date of Sailing: 21/05/1902
Memorial details: buried in Boksburg, South Africa.
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Orange Free State and SA 1091 clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.
Details of service in war: May 1901 - March 1902 with the 6 SAIB in Free State including defence of Graspan (6 June 1901) and charge at Grootvlei (2 August 1901). The 8 ACH arrived in South Africa after the war had ended and did not see service.
Service and life after the Boer War: Married Catherine Coveney and had children born in Boksburg, Last known place of residence Benoni, Transvall, South Africa. Died in 1912 aged 29, buried in Boksburg.
Name of Descendant: Neil Summers, Whyalla SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Great grandson