Somerset, Claud

Somerset, Claud

Regiment: Imperial Yeomanry

Rank: Trooper

Service No: 1102

Boer War service: 27 Jan 1900 to 6 May 1901

Date of enlistment: 15 Jan 1900

Date of discharge: 16 Jun 1901

Reason for discharge: Termination of Engagement

Other information: Claud briefly served in The South African Native Labour Corps during WW1 – more information can be found on our Great War site

Born: 1881 in Prees, Shropshire and baptised 7 August the same year in Prees Parish Church.

Family: He was one of five children born to Vere Francis John and Annette Catherine Somerset (nee Hill). No marriage can be traced for Claud.

Residence: In 1881 at the time of his baptism, he lived in Prees Hall. In 1891 he was living in Church Street, Prees with his father and siblings. Claud returned to South Africa after the Boer War and later settled with his brother Charles in Western Australia.

Employment: He indicated no occupation when he enlisted

Death: 13 March 1942 in Western Australia and buried in Balingup cemetery.

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