|Age of Enlistment||23 years|
|Place of Enlistment||London, England|
|Previous Military Experience||NK|
|Religion||Church of England|
|School Attended||Guildford Grammar School|
|Address History||‘Dudinalup Estate’, Blackwood, near Balingup, WA|
Embarked June 1916 for UK.
Roll Rank NA.
Roll Rank NA.
Rupert Sommers and 3 other young WEst Australians left WA per RMS 'Mooltan' to travel to England to seek commissions in the British Army. (Moora Herald and Midland Districts Advocate 24.4.1916 p2)
Mr Rupert Sommers received a commission in the Royal Horse Artillery (West Australian Newspaper 4.7.1916) (West Australian Newspaper 4.8.1916) and later the Field Artillery London in 1916 (West Australian Newspaper 17.11.1916). 2nd Lieut. R. Sommers of the Royal Field Artillery was wounded in action in 1918, however, was later reported to be well in France (West Australian Newspaper 10.4.1918). Sommers was reported on leave in London in November (Daily News 14.11.1918).
Embarked for Australia NK
Final Rank Lieut. Royal Horse Artillery, London.
Medical Condition NK.
Awards and Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Notes Sommers’ father Charles Sommers was an MLA in Moora. His mother died as a result of an accident in 1915 (Morwell Advertise. SA. 3.12.1915). She had resided at ’Woolawa’ at Walebing (Midland Advertiser Moora 19.11.1915). Rupert Sommers died in 1951 in Perth WA. (West Australian Newspaper 17.12.1951). Rupert Sommers managed his father's farm at Wongan Hills on his return from Service (Daily News 20.3.1922 p5)
Midland Advertiser Moora
Moora Herald and Midland Districts Advocate
Morwell Advertiser SA
West Australian Newspapers
Guildford Grammar School Honour Roll