Charles John Summers was born in Northrepps, Norfolk on 22nd November 1884 (baptised 11th January 1885), the fourth son of John Henry and Sarah Summers of Northrepps, Norfolk.
Husband to Rosa Beatrice Laccohee Summers (nee Baker) and father to Arthur Charles, Ernest William and Mabel. Rosa and Charles married on 13th January 1902.
The 1911 Census shows Charles as a general labourer.
Charles’ marriage record indicates his age as 21, whilst his actual age was 17!
Charles enlisted in Whitchurch, Shropshire and is commemorated on the Tushingham memoria. We are unable to determine how he came to be in the Whitchurch area. The only possible clue is that he and Rosa do not appear to have had any further children after Mabel (born 1910), and the record of army effects shows his sister Agnes M Eacott as his sole legatee. This might suggest that he and Rosa had separated or divorced.
Regiment : 10th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Rank : Private
Service Number : 24010
Killed in action; Belgium 4 November 1918 Aged 33