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Robert Ernest Summers

Date of Birth: May 19, 1892 Date of Death: May 27, 1984


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Robert Ernest Summers  


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 19th May 1892, Richmond, Victoria, Australia 

Date and Place of Death:  27th May 1984, Brighton, Victoria, Australia  

Nationality: Australian  


Childhood: Youngest of at least 7  


Parents: William Robert Summers and Edith Marieanna nee Hart 

Parent’s occupations: N/K


Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Trinity Grammar School, Kew , Victoria  became Trinity’s first chemist graduate . See attached photograph. Was in the Foundation class of 1903.  


Occupation: Chemist


Place of residence at Gretna: 13-15 The Ridge, Easriggs 


Job title at Gretna: Chemist


Marital status: Married Laura May Lichfield.


Children: At least 2.

Travels: From Australia to work in UK  


Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Robert E Summers was born on 19th May 1892 at Richmond, Victoria, Australia to William Robert and Edith Marieanna nee Hart. He was the youngest of 7 children.  


1903 – was in the foundation class of Trinity school, Kew, Victoria and became their first Chemistry graduate  


WW1- employed at H Factory Gretna as a Chemist living at 13-15 The Ridge, Eastriggs. (Electoral register)  


12th March 1921 married Laura May Lichfield in Victoria, Australia. They subsequently had 2 children.  


1939- living at 80 Gloucester Place, Marylebone, London – a technical chemist for the Australian Department of supply and development  


27th May 1984- died in Brighton, Victoria, Australia  




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Photo source: Public Member Tree, Ancestory.




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