The following information has been provided by Find a Grave contributor Bill Stephens (#47298947):
Pvt Regular Army, G Co., 64th Infantry, 7th Division. Enlisted April 1917.
Honor Roll Casualty List Nov 25, 1918.
Born 6 Mar 1900 Kelly, Nemaha Co. KS. Son of John W. & (the late) Maze (HUEY) SUMMERS, Topeka, KS
KIA 22 Oct 1918 in the Puvenelle Sector and Woëvre Plain Operation, France following the St. Mihiel Offensive. A strong raiding party from the 64th Infantry, supported by artillery, was sent to the north of La Souleuvre Ferme on the 22nd.
Originally buried in French soil, remains returned to the U.S. and re-interred in the Fairview Cemetery, Nemaha County, Kansas Section "C", Lot 26.
The following information has been provided by Find a Grave contributor KUfan (#47104946):
OBITUARY: The Holton Recorder, December 5, 1918.
Private Wm. F. Summers was born March 6, 1900, at Kelly, Kansas, and died in France, October 22, 1918, age 18 years, 7 months and 16 days. His mother and sister, Hazel Irene preceded him to the better world. His mother dying when he was only five years old, leaving him in the care of his father, who did the part of both father and mother. He leaves to mourn his loss, a father, John Summers, and a sister, Maude, both of Topeka, Kansas, two aunts, Mrs. Wm. Cox of Kelly, and Mrs. James Miller of Goffs, Kansas ... He came to Holton, Kansas with his father in 1912, and lived with Mrs. Alex Dunn one year and attended Woodworth school. Then he moved to the Pleasant Valley neighborhood and attended school there. When war was declared Willie was one of the first to enlist to defend his country. He was a sharpshooter in Co. G, 64th Infantry, and saw some service on the border. In August he was sent to France where he made the supreme sacrifice in the battle of the Argonne-Meuse. Though he rests in a foreign grave we know that his spirit has gone to its maker ....
Private 1st Class - 7th Division - 64th Kansas Infantry.
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