Robert H. Summerfield, Cpl.
Personal information
Age 26
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Military information
Army Number 3058103
Rank Cpl.
Function Unknown
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron Unknown
Unit / Group 3rd Battalion 1st Parachute Brigade
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Army Air Corps Parachute Regiment
Death information
Died when 20-9-1944
Died where Arnhem
Spot van Oldenbarneveldstraat
Map reference Unknown
Burial Location No known grave
Grave number Unknown
Field grave image
Miscellaneous information
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Cpl. Summerfield was shot while in a line up as POW on van Oldenbarneveldstraat close to the Bridge. The SS man involved took his wallet and took out a photo of his wife and tore it to pieces. Cpl. Summerfield reacted on this by stepping forward when the SS man shot him. He was possibly buried as an unknown soldier in the General Cemetery at Arnhem. Just before this tragic incident the same SS man had executed a Dutch volunteer who was in the same line up. The British soldiers had urged the Dutchman to put on a British uniform before they would be taken prisoner, but he proudly refused and kept his \\'Orange\\' armband on. The German said one word; TERRORIST and shot him. In the village if Gullan, East Lothian, Scotland is a war memorial with the name of Cpl. R.H. Summerfield on it.

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Robert H. Summerfield, Cpl.
Personal information
Age 26
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Military information
Army Number 3058103
Rank Cpl.
Function Unknown
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron Unknown
Unit / Group 3rd Battalion 1st Parachute Brigade
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Army Air Corps Parachute Regiment
Death information
Died when 20-9-1944
Died where Arnhem
Spot van Oldenbarneveldstraat
Map reference Unknown
Burial Location No known grave
Grave number Unknown
Field grave image
Miscellaneous information
Supplemental images
Click to view
Personal notes

Cpl. Summerfield was shot while in a line up as POW on van Oldenbarneveldstraat close to the Bridge. The SS man involved took his wallet and took out a photo of his wife and tore it to pieces. Cpl. Summerfield reacted on this by stepping forward when the SS man shot him. He was possibly buried as an unknown soldier in the General Cemetery at Arnhem. Just before this tragic incident the same SS man had executed a Dutch volunteer who was in the same line up. The British soldiers had urged the Dutchman to put on a British uniform before they would be taken prisoner, but he proudly refused and kept his \\'Orange\\' armband on. The German said one word; TERRORIST and shot him. In the village if Gullan, East Lothian, Scotland is a war memorial with the name of Cpl. R.H. Summerfield on it.

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