|Name:||John James Summerbell|
|Address:||48 North road, Boldon Colliery|
|Service Record:||7254376 (1892)|
|Story|| John on the 1901 Census was aged 5 living with father John Summerbell b1872 a "Coal Miner Hewer" in Boldon pit, mother Rebecca Summerbell b1874 living at 52 Davison Street Boldon Colliery. Aged 15 on the 1911 Census John James was working as a Grocers Apprentice still seemingly an only child due to a number of siblings dying in infancy. John recieved his call up papers in 1914 and went onto Serve in the RAMC Field Ambulance service in France until he was discharged in 1919. In 1939 now married to Victoria Summerbell b26/9/97 with daughter Sylvia Summerbell b26/6/25 he was living in Houghton Le Spring in the Cottage, Secondry School where he was employed as a school caretaker. After hours he was a ARP Warden and member of the casualty service for Houghton le Spring. His father at the time in 1939 was still living in Boldon at 19 Gladstone Terrace employed as a "Colliery Check Weighman above aground"