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Somers, Arthur Frank Sanden


First name(s)Arthur Frank Sanden
Date of birth23 February 1920
Family detailsSon of Arthur Joseph & Phyllis Dorothy Somers of Witchens Chileshurst Kent
Previous educationEltham College
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1938-1941
Dept / courseFaculty of Medicine
Military unitRAF Volunteer Reserve 145 Squadron
Service number120609
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death21/05/1944
Age at death24
Rank at deathFlight Lieutenant
Cause of deathKilled in Action in Italy
Burial placeBeach Head War Cemetery Anzio
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel

Somers – Missing since May 22, 1944 from operations with his fighter squadron in Italy, now officially presumed to have lost his life Flt. Lt. Arthur Frank Sandon Somers R.A.F.V.R., aged 24. Formerly medical student King’s College Hospital, the surviving son of A. J. Somers of Chislehurst, Kent. The Times 19 April 1945


Brother, Derek Street Somers, RAFVR also fell, age 21
Note on student record: Missing on operation in Italy presumed dead 1944

SourcesKing’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission;

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