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16033   Private Robert Somerville
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 18
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Connaught Cemetery
  Thiepval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-E-9
CWGC Casualty 526996
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).
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Union Place National School, Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Somerville family Lists Robert as age 4 living with the family at house 3 in Ponsonby Avenue, Duncairn Ward, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Somerville family Lists Robert as age 13 living with the family at house 23 in Drumcoo (Rural, Part of), Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
3 1st Presbyterian Dungannon Robert Somerville, killed in action
4 Photo of Private Robert Somerville's headstone
5 Coleraine Heroes Lists Private Robert Somerville as living in Enfield Street
6 Flickr photos Photo of Private Robert Somerville's gravestone
7 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Robert Somerville's headstone can be purchased here.
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