Sumner John Francis Marie Major 0
Name Sumner John Francis Marie
Army number Not yet ascertained.
Decorations None yet known.
Date of birth Research indicates he was born in the Leamington area on 14/5/1901.
Age 86 at the time of his death.
Unit From Officer Training Corps (University Candidate) - Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the TA General List 30/7/1924. Transferred to The Durham Light Infantry as a 2nd Lieutenant (University Candidate) on 4/2/1925 with seniority from 14/11/1922. General Staff, Southern Command. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 12/7/1940. Posted Staff College 24/9/1940.
Company/Battery D Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Officer Commanding the Company.
Joined Brigade 12/7/1940.
Promotions Lieutenant Colonel.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died on 3/4/1988 at Salisbury, Wiltshire. Buried in St Mary's churchyard, Tilshead.
Home address Father - Francis George Sumner (1966 - 1941), mother - Beatrice Frances Barrett (1872 - 1916). At the time of the 1911 Census the family was living in Torquay. Married Mary McIntyre Thorburn Shaw (1904 - 1992) in 1930 in Reading, Berkshire. In the 1939 General Register he is listed as a guest at the Old George Hotel, High Street, Salisbury alongside several members of the Imperial Committee on Chemical Defence (there may be no connection but it is possible that his work as a Staff Officer was relevant to this Committee - and the Hotel is near Porton Down). At the time he and his family were living at Farnham, Surrey.
Source table 11DLI