He was the son of the late Mr and Mrs Somers, of Glenfarg Road, Catford, London, husband of Kate Annie Somers, of 4 Bridge Place, St. James' Road, Croydon.
Somers appears to have served in the Royal Navy (Pembroke) between 10th October 1900 and 17th September 1901. He is recorded as having 'a scar of a cut on his left thumb'.
The 1901 English census records Somers as being in the Royal Naval Chatham Dockyard, Kent, England.
Somers enlisted with a Service Number of 6660. The National Archives also record a Service Number of 358816.
Somers was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.