Report in the Whitchurch Herald 14th July 1918 relating to the death of John Sumner
"Mrs Sumner, of 52 Naylor Street, Crewe, has received news that her son, Pte; John Sumner, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry has been presumed dead after being missing for about 14 months. He enlisted in September 1914 and after seeing active service he was discharged. However he was recalled, and sent to France. The deceased soldier is a native of Whitchurch, and was 36 years old. He had two brothers who also served in the Army, both of them have been discharged, one has lost the use of one of his arms. Before enlisting Pte; Sumner was employed by Messrs Brummer Mond & Co, Middlewich"
Whitchurch Herald 14th July 1918