Charles Edwards SOMERVILLE


SOMERVILLE, Charles Edwards

Service Number: 402680
Enlisted: 18 September 1940, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 6 Service Flying Training School Mallala
Born: Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia, February 1917
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (plane crash), Mallala, South Australia, Australia, 14 October 1941
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Centennial Park South Australian Cremations Memorial, Mallala Ansons W2254 and W2257 Crash Site
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World War 2 Service

18 Sep 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 402680, Sydney, New South Wales
14 Oct 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 402680, No. 6 Service Flying Training School Mallala, Empire Air Training Scheme
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Mid-Air collision of Avro Anson W2254 & W2257 of 6 Service Flying Training School Mallala resulting in the deaths of Leading Aircraftman John Gordon Maslen 416356 / Pilot Officer Charles Edward Somerville 402680 (aircraft W2257) & Leading Aircraftman Bernard George Hutchins 408654 / Sergeant Ian Bruce Blacker 407163 (aircraft W2254)


Charles Somerville was the son of Daniel and Susan Somerville; husband of Edna Elsie Somerville of Earlwood, NSW