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George Cattell SOMERVILLE

Date of birth13 July 1878
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
Address'Brembar', Ackland Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Mrs B E Somerville, 'Brembar', Ackland Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain (Adjutant)
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A29 Suevic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

Lieutenant Colonel


Unit: Staff HQ Australian Corps
Promotion date: 13 October 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateDischarged 31 January 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

CMG


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, Croix de Guerre (Belgium), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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