Badge Number: S8439, Sub Branch: Parkside, SA

SOMERVILLE, Robert Smith

Service Numbers: Commissioned Officer, Officer, 2361
Enlisted: 23 March 1915, Keswick, South Australia, Australia
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Born: Parkside, 18 November 1893
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Station employee
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 30 April 1963, aged 69 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Adelaide High School Honour Board, Blyth Kybunga Pictorial Honour Board, Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Parkside Public School Roll of Honor, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

23 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Commissioned Officer, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Keswick, South Australia, Australia
14 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Officer, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Enlistment/Embarkation WW1,

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14 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Officer, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 2361, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Date unknown: Wounded 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Date unknown: Involvement 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Battle for Pozières

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Mr. H. R. Somerville, of Messrs. Harris, Scarfe, & Co., has received a cable from his son, Sergeant Hugh Norman Somerville, of the Pioneers, from London, stating that his elder brother, Lieutenant R. S. Somerville, has received the Military Cross. No further particulars are to hand, but it is thought this honor has been given for fine example and courage shown by him during the operations in France in August, 1916, as acknowledged by his commanding officer, Major-General Sir H. V. Cox." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 09 Dec 1916 (