|Place of birth||Parkside South Australia|
|Address||Wattle Street East, Fullarton Estate, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs H R Somerville, Wattle Street East, Fullarton Estate, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||16th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his men to their objective with great courage and dash. Later, he assumed command of his company, and maintained a section of the trench under intense fire. He set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Distinguished Service Order
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of his company. He showed great skill in the handling of a delicate situation, and his cheerful courage under most trying circumstances inspired his men to the magnificent effort which they undoubtedly made. He was severely wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
|Other details||Medals: Military Cross, Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|