Nick Somerville

Brig. Sir Nicholas Somerville CBE
We regret to note that our Senior Member & retired Commodore, Brig. Sir Nicholas Somerville has died. The Club will greatly miss him.

From the announcement in The Times:
SOMERVILLE Brig Sir Nicholas CBE on 9th September 2018, aged 94. Died peacefully in hospital on Sunday 9th September, surrounded by his family. Adored husband of his wife Jen, father to Philippa, Penelope and Robin and much-loved grandfather and great-grandfather. The funeral will be private but a thanksgiving service will be held at All Saints Church, Odiham, at 2pm, on Thursday 29th November.

From Burkes:
He was the son of Brigadier Desmond Henry Sykes SOMERVILLE CBE MC (1889-1976) of Drishane House, Co Cork, sometime head of that Irish gentry family, and Moira Burke (1891-1976), daughter of Hon Alexis Charles Burke ROCHE (1853-1914), scion of the barons FERMOY, and Hon Lucy GOSCHEN (1858-1909) daughter of 1st Viscount GOSCHEN. In 1951 he married Jenifer Dorothea Nash, daughter of Capt Walter Macdonald NASH OBE RN of Point House, Castletownshend, co Cork, and had a son and two daughters. Through their common Fermoy ancestry, Diana Princess of Wales was Sir Nicholas Somerville’s 2nd cousin once removed.

Nick committed some of his remembrances to tape for the Irish Life and Lore project.