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Kenneth SOMERS

Regimental number2619
Place of birthToodyay, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechaic
AddressToodyay, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, Jonathan Somers, Toodyay, Western Australia
Previous military service88th B Inf Exempt
Enlistment date28 March 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2619B
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Jonathan and Catherine SOMERS
Discharge date9 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Czaritza', 16 March 1919; disembarked A 'Dunluce Castle', Perth, 6 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 9 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to war service.
Date of death17 September 1939
Age at death44
Place of burialToodyay Cemetery, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SOMERS Kenneth

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