9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Robert Somerville was the son of Robert and Nellie Sommerville. Robert was born in Ayr, Scotland about 1898. The 1911 census shows the family had moved to Derrygortrevy, Dungannon. Robert was 13 and still at school. Robert Somerville enlisted in Donegal. Private Robert Somerville was serving with the 9th/10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, aged 18 years old.
Thiepval is a village about 8 kilometres north-east of Albert. The Cemetery (signposted in the village) is on the edge of Thiepval Wood near the Ulster Tower, about one kilometre north-west of Thiepval on the Thiepval-Hamel road (D73).