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Trios of Two Brother's Cpl 7 Bn (DOW) and Pte 20 London Regt

AU$2,350.00Price

Aus Trio - 969 Pte (then Cpl) Percy Charles Somerset 7 Bn AIF, Brit Trio - 2308 Pte R A Somerset 20 London Regiment.

 

Percy was a first day lander, and his brother is also believed to have been with his English Regiment. 

 

Percy Charles Somerset of London moved to Australia after 18 months service in the 25th City of London Cycle Battalion.  He enlisted in the 7th Battalion 21 / 8 / 14.  

 

He embarked to join the M.E.F and the Gallipoli Campaign on 5 / 4 / 15 and after this he arrived in Marseilles to join the B.E.F on 31 / 3 / 16.  On 22-25 / 7 / 16 Somerset was severely wounded with gunshot wounds to his right leg and left thigh.

 

He was transfererd quickly to hospital in England on 28 / 7 / 16 but unfortunately dies of his wounds 2 / 8 16.  

 

He is buried in London at Ladywell Cemetary Forest Hill, close to his original family home.