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Robert Ernest SummersChemist
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Robert Ernest Summers
Date and Place of Birth: 19th May 1892, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Date and Place of Death: 27th May 1984, Brighton, Victoria, Australia
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.
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
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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.