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626169   Corporal William Somerville
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Dated added: 04/09/2016   Last updated: 15/04/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
Died: 26/09/1943 (Died by accident)
Age: 22
William Somerville was the son of Joseph and Mary Somerville. He was born about 1921. Corporal William Somerville was served with the Royal Air Force. On 09:45 on 26th April 1943, Corporal Somerville was killed in the crash of a Martinet aircraft near the village of Dornoch, north of Inverness. The Martinet aircraft was specifically designed for target towing.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Upper Tamlaght OCrilly Church Of Ireland Churchyard
  Upperlands, Co Londonderry, 6
Grave Ref: No Ref
CWGC Casualty 2947266
There is 1 Commonwealth burial here.
References and Links
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1 Dornoch History Links Audio description of crash
2 RAF Command Forum Details of Corporal William Somerville
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Corporal William Somerville's grave can be purchased here
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