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College & OF History: 1975-2000
Into the Third Millennium
Framlingham College...
By John Maulden


Captain Thomas Victor Somerville DSO OBE MC with Bar (1896-1904)

Chris Essex writes: As a result of including Captain Thomas Somerville in the list of Distinguished OFs we were contacted by a Patrick Donnelly who was writing a small booklet on Captain Somerville, following an interview he had with his Batman Fred Marlow.  To read Patrick's full story please click here: click here

Some of you may recall that it was Peter Gasgoyne-Lockwood (R57-64) who discovered that Captain Somerville had originally been recommended for a Victoria Cross, but that General Wavell had changed this to a DSO.  To see Peter's research and read the full Distinguished article on Captain Somerville click here

I am in debted to Patrick Donnelly for allowing us to publish his account here.