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Kenneth Ian Somerville

In memory of:

Lieutenant Kenneth Ian Somerville

March 16, 1918

Military Service


Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment)

Additional Information


Son of Charles Ross Somerville and Christina Somerville, London, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 504 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

THELUS MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

III. A. I.

Location:

Thelus is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, west of the N17 Arras-Lens main road and 6.5 kilometres north of Arras. Thelus Military Cemetery is approximately 300 metres west of the N17, located in the open country, about 50 metres north of Thelus village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Kenneth Ian Somerville– Ltn K Sommerville as depicted in the December 1918 edtion of The Christmas Echo published in London Ontario --And in the Morning
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press May 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press March 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press March 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Kenneth  Ian Somerville– Son of Major C. R. Somerville, London, Ontario. Enlisted in the 33rd Battalion, June 1915. Tranferred to the 60th Battalion, them transferred to the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles. Fought at Hill 70, Lens and Passchendaele.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Attestation Paper– His father, Charles Ross Somerville, was Mayor of London 1918-19.
  • Letter– Letter to Mabel Somerville from her uncle C.R. Somerville, deceased's father, regarding the death of his son.
  • Honour Roll– "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", 1921.
  • Roll of Honour– Great War honour roll, St. George's Public School, 782 Waterloo St. London, Ontario [artist not given] Photo: Deanna Halverson, London
  • Commemorative Plaque– 1914-18 Memorial Plaque, The University Schools, University of Toronto, 371 
Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario.  Erected by the U.T.S. Hockey Club, 
1919-20.
  • Temporary Grave Marker– St. George's PS London Honour Roll
  • Thelus Military Cemetery– The Thelus Military Cemetery located at the foot of Vimy Ridge, just outside of Thelus, France. May they rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker at the Thelus Military Cemetery located at the foot of Vimy Ridge, just outside of Thelus, France. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens 2010)

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