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Brig. Hon. Nigel Fitzroy Somerset, CBE, DSO, MC

Male 1893 - 1990  (97 years)


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  • Name Nigel Fitzroy Somerset 
    Prefix Brig. Hon. 
    Suffix CBE, DSO, MC 
    Born 1893  Cefntilla Court, Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1990 
    Person ID I151871  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2014 

    Father George (3rd Baron Raglan) Somerset,   b. 18 Sep 1857,   d. 24 Oct 1921  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Lady Ethel (of Bessborough) Ponsonby,   b. 8 Apr 1857,   d. Jun 1940  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1883 
    Family ID F20907  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Phyllis Marion Offley Irwin,   d. 1979 
    Married 1922 
    Children 
     1. Susan Mary Somerset,   b. 1923,   d. 1996  (Age 73 years)
     2. David Henry Fitzroy Somerset,   b. 19 Jun 1930,   d. 25 Oct 2014  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F62172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Nigel Fitzroy Somerset MC,DSO. Glostors and MGC(M). he was known as 'Slasher Somerset" and was CO of 14th L.A.M.B in Mesopotamia, and afterwards in India.
      His DSO was gazetted on 2 Apr 19. The citation appeared in the London Gazette of 10 Dec 19 and was for the action near Qaiyarah on 30 Oct 18.
      Educated King William's College, IOM, and Sandhurst. Commissioned Glosters 3.9.13, France 12 Aug 14 (wounded Aisne, 15.9.14) returned to France 3.12.14 (wounded Cuinchy 12.5.15). Mespot Oct 16 - May 19. Majority on promotion to substantive Captain, 1918. Indian Frontier May-Sept 1919. ADC to Governor S Australia 1920-22. In 1928 was Assistant Military Secretary, HQ Southern Command, India.