SOMERVELL David Edward 415189

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant David Edward SOMERVELL

Service No: 415189
Born: Brixham England, 1 March 1910
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 July 1941 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 235 Squadron (RAF), RAF Leuchars, Fifeshire, Scotland
Died: Air Operations (No. 235 Squadron Beaufighter aircraft JL547), North Sea, 28 March 1943, Aged 33 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James and Amy Elizabeth Somervell, of Brixham, Devon.
Roll of Honour: Brixham England
Remembered: Panel 193, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey
Remembered: Panel 130, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 28 March 1943, Flight Sergeant Somervell (Pilot) and Pilot Officer Richard Lawrence Bulley (130312) (RAFVR) (Navigator) from No. 235 Squadron were reported missing in Beaufighter JL547.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 415189