Frank Bousfield Somerville

Key Information

Name:Frank Bousfield Somerville

DoB: March 8 1897

Regt: HMS “Conway”; Midshipman (probationary), R.F.R.,. H.M.S. ” Formidable.”

DoD: January 1 1915

Academic Career: CGS: 1906-12

Biographical Information:

  • Frank was the second child of seven born to Michael B. Somerville and Mary Elizabeth Somerville of  95 Scotland Road, Stanwix, Carlisle. In the 1911 Census, his siblings are listed as Margery (15), Tom (12), Olive (ten), (Winifred) Rosecleer (seven), Gordon (five) and Kathleen (seven months). Michael Somerville was a commercial traveller (flour trade). His father Thomas had been a coal dealer. When Michael died in 1940 he left over £8000.