The Sole Society, a Family History Society researching Sole, Saul, Sewell, Solley and similar names

Sole Military Records - World War 1

by Bob Sheldon

This is an extract from an article published in Sole Search in April 2001, the Sole Society's journal. 

(The listing is at the end of the article)

There were something over 5 million men from Britain who served in the First World War, and of these were a known 235 members of the Soal(s) & Sole(s) families (see the list at the end of this article). Although we know of them, unfortunately we do not know much about them from the records that are now available to us at the Public Record Office. In some cases we know only their names, regiments and the fact they each were awarded the British War Medal, 1914-1920 and the Victory Medal, 1914-1919.

There are reasons why we do not and probably will never know more from the official records. Firstly all personal documents were confidential and were stored after the war in a central archive in Southwark to remain unavailable to the public for 75 years. Then in 1940 this store was bombed and some 6 million records of men who were discharged before 1939 were damaged or completely destroyed in the resulting fire. Only 20-25% of the records survived and are now being released. However the rescued documents are in such a fragile state that they had to be microfilmed and made available through a planned release program according to first letter of the surnames. The letter S became available in August 2000 but regrettably many of the documents for each soldier are incomplete and/or are unreadable due to age or water damage from the fire fighting.

There are some duplicate sets of documents at the Public Record Office which were previously held by the Ministry of Pensions and were not damaged, but these generally were in respect of those soldiers who were granted a pension on discharge and again many are incomplete sets.

However from the information available it is possible to gain a little knowledge about some of our brave and patriotic ancestors who volunteered for service at the outset of hostilities not knowing what was in store for them, or those who later had no choice and were conscripted into the army many of whom were well into their forties.

Thanks to the extensive records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission we do know the names and regiments of those men who died. Of the 235 who enlisted, 39 were either killed in action or died either from their wounds or other causes. All these cases were very sad but one stands out as especially so. George Thomas Sole of Shoreditch joined on 28 Sep 1915 as a boy soldier of 16. He was musically gifted and became a Bandsman in the Royal West Kent Regiment. We do not know where he served during the war but we do know he survived it and afterwards was posted to the Army of Occupation in the Rhine, Germany. It was there on 14 Jul 1920 that he was found dead in his barracks from self inflicted gunshot wounds. The Court of Enquiry subsequently learnt that he was of an excitable nature and had home trouble.

Another fatality, which was very sad, concerned Gerald Ernest Sole of Victoria Park, London. He had previously enlisted in 1902 in the R.A.M.C. and served until the end of 1915. Again we do not know where he served, nor do we know why he re-enlisted on 8 Jan 1917, only to be drowned 3 month's later on board the H M Hospital Ship "Salta" when it was sunk by enemy action.

The Sole family of Dover, Kent must have had a very distressing time. Edward William Sole had four sons. The eldest, also Edward William at the age of 19, enlisted in March 1909, married in 1910 and had two children in Aug 1912 and May 1914. He was killed in action on 20 Oct 1914 only two months after war was declared. A year later the second eldest, William Henry aged 19 also joined up. He was killed in action on 3 May 1917. Edward senior also had a brother Henry Frederick who had enlisted in 1901, served in India and was one of the first to be dispatched to France at the outset of war. He was in action at Mons, Le Cateau and Aune but in Oct 1914 he was diagnosed with flat feet "first noticed in marching from Aune to Belgium" and was sent home and discharged on 26 Dec 1914 "as no longer physically fit for war service". However he later re-enlisted and died from unknown causes on 20 May 1916. Finally, Frederick William Sole (believed to be a cousin of Edward senior) joined the Royal Fusiliers in Dec 1915 and was discharged in Dec 1917, the only member of this family to have survived the war.

This was not the only family that provided more than one soldier to the conflict. The following list is not complete but given from the information available:

Ernest Reginald and Alec Raymond SOAL of Lewisham
Charles William and Samuel George SOAL of Kirbymonside
Bernard Francis, Charles James and Cuthbert Wilfred SOLE of Banbury
David and Percy (killed 24/9/18) SOLE of Chatteris
Frederick George and William Ramsey SOLE of Faversham
Alfred and Solomon (prisoner of war, died 5/5/17) SOLE of Hull
William and Frederick SOLE of Kelshall
Eli and Frederick SOLE of Margate
Frederick and Alfred Edgar (killed 24/9/18) SOLE of Stodmarsh
William John and Samuel (killed 9/4/20) SOLE of Stoke Newington
Edwin and Ernest SOLE of Sutton, Ely
George Charles and Gerald Ernest (killed 10/4/17-see above) SOLE of Victoria Park
William James, Sidney John and William (killed 1/8/18) SOLES of Nottingham
John and Thomas Charles SOWLE of Walworth

As to be expected there were a number of wounds which the men suffered. Again the list is not complete:

Alec Raymond SOAL of Lewisham - knee wound through bayonet fighting
James SOAL of Midhurst - wounded
Samuel George SOAL of Kirbymonside - gun shot wound to the head
Clifford George SOLE of Woodford Green - shrapnel wound to left leg
James William SOLE of Ramsgate - injured while on duty
Thomas James SOLE of Walworth - fracture of left leg and shrapnel in right leg
William SOLE of Kelshall - thrown from horse and injured right hand
Thomas Fulcher SOWELLS of Great Yarmouth - shrapnel wound in hand and gassed
John SOWLE of Walworth - gassed
Thomas Charles SOWLE of Walworth - gassed
and 14 additional men were discharged prematurely as "no longer physically fit"

The ages of those involved ranged from 50, the oldest recorded, to the youngest at 16. The latter has been previously mentioned, George Thomas of Shoreditch. The eldest was Stephen Edward, born in Margate but having later moved to Watford. He had previously served in the Bedfordshire regiment from 1884, spent some 7 years in the East Indies and was discharged in 1896. However he was one of the first to join up again in November 1914, this time in the Hertfordshire regiment but was discharged a year and a half later as "no longer physically fit".

There are four recorded instances of men trying to enlist whist being underage. Arthur George Soul of Swindon enlisted 18/8/15 but was very soon found out and served for 7 days only. Walter Sole of Dulwich was a clerk and joined 31/5/15 stating his age as 19 years, 5 months. In less than 2 months he was discovered as being only 16 years, 11 months and was discharged. However there is a favourable note on his papers "would have made a good soldier if [he] had been of the required age". Leonard William Soale of Walthamstowe survived a little longer in the Middlesex regiment before being identified as under age. He joined in November 1915 and was discharged in May 1916. During this time he managed to forfeit 3 days pay for refusing to obey an order.

However of the four recorded enthusiasts who tried to enlist too early, Thomas Charles Sowle must win the prize for persistence. He joined in July 1915 saying his age was 19 years, 4 months, was discharged in the following November, but was re-examined in April 1917, when he was 18, and saw active service almost throughout 1918. Like so many others he suffered gas poisoning and was sent back home and finally was medically discharged in November 1919 with a pension of 5/6d per week due to "shortness of breath and heart trouble".

At the other end of the scale there was one recorded instance of unwillingness to serve. William John Sole of Stoke Newington was a missionary. He refused to be medically examined on being called up and was deemed to be fit for Grade 1 service and was subsequently transferred to a Non Combatant Corps. Details are not given but he was imprisoned for 112 days for "when on active service disobeying a lawful command given by his superior officer".

The conduct of our ancestors at war was generally good. Only 21 of the 235 records we have contain references to offences committed, and these were generally minor like drunkenness or overstaying leave. There were two cases of "Absent without Leave" for which they were give 28 days detention. One hungry soldier, Herbert Soul, was given 4 days "confined to barracks" for "taking a pear from a tree in an orchard".

In contrast we had one soldier with exemplary character. Archibald John Soal of Midhurst enlisted in March 1910 in the Royal Sussex regiment, spent nearly 8 years in India, returned home and re-engaged on 5/10/19 for a further 21 years service. A year later he was granted a discharge at his own request on payment of 17.10s.0d in order to support his recently widowed mother and sister to manage the family farm. On discharge it was recorded that "Soal has not incurred a single entry of any kind during his 10 years service. A most worthy and steady NCO."

There are some recorded special awards. D M A (names unknown) Sole received the DSO, Leonard W and Samuel Sole , DCM and Frederick George Sole of Faversham was mentioned in dispatches. Another soldier, Frederick Arthur Sole of Stodmarsh was awarded the Imperial Yeomanry Long Service medal in 1916 following his 21 years service.

In the absence of photographs one is able to gain a reasonable impression of the physical characteristics of soldiers where their records have survived from the stated heights, weight, chest and eye and hair colouring. The first thing to note is their relatively short stature. Only three were 5'9", the remainder were on average well under 5'8" and the two shortest were 5'3". Not only were they short but in general they were definitely not fat. Their weights varied but on average was around 120lbs. James Soal of Midhurst stood out as somewhat portly, weighing in at 162lbs at only 5'4" tall. On his ample chest he was tattooed with a large Royal Arms, on his back with a crucifix, various designs on his arms and "a lady" on his right leg.

One of the 5'9" men, Edwin Sole of Sutton, Ely, wanted to join one of the Guards' regiments but was "recommended not to be accepted" whilst he was in the Military hospital at Caterham in 1916. No reason is stated.

Eli SoleAnother of the taller men who shall remain nameless had a real problem other than his "teeth [are] bad but effective for mastication". His case illustrates the need for confidentiality under the 75 year rule as he also had this recorded statement by a Medical Officer - "This man is slow and dull. He has not sufficient intelligence to appreciate the words of command and will never make an efficient soldier". It is sad that his mental condition was not identified on enlistment rather than a month later when he was discharged.

Frederick SoleFor two of the soldiers, Eli (known as Ted) and Frederick Albert Sole, the writer's grandfather and father respectively, their records appear not to have survived, but from family knowledge they both were conscripted into the King's colours much to the distress of grandmother Grace. Ted was wounded in the leg and gassed in 1916 and was allowed home on compassionate grounds (in his blue hospital uniform) to attend the funeral of his daughter Doris who sadly died at the age of six. He subsequently returned to the trenches in France and is said to have met up with his son Fred who had joined up in 1917.

The 1914-1918 war was one of the darker periods in our history. The documents that are now available are by no means comprehensive but they do provide a brief indication of the lives of our soldiers during this traumatic time. Although not touched upon in this article, for genealogical purposes some of the records do help us to identify family connections of which we were otherwise ignorant and these are being put to good use in enlarging our family charts. However it is hoped that the extracts from these documents serve to illustrate the small contribution that our SOLE ancestors made to the final victory.

Surname

Name

Regiment

Born/Address

Enlisted

Age

Discharge

Died

Action

Comment

Conduct

Health

SOAL

Alec Raymond

Rifle Brigade

Lewisham, KEN

13/01/1916

18y 9m

12/10/1919

.

France

.

.

Wd

SOAL

Archibald J

2nd Life Guards

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOAL

Archibald John

R Sussex

Midhurst, SSX

10/03/1910

18y 8m

01/12/1920

.

India/France

.

VG

.

SOAL

Arthur

R Sussex

.

.

.

Killed

09/11/1915

France

.

.

.

SOAL

Arthur William

R Berkshire

Brighton, SSX

07/07/1916

34y 4m

15/11/1918

.

France

.

.

NLF

SOAL

Charles William

R Engineers

Kirbymonside, YKS

08/10/1915

23y 9m

03/03/1919

.

France

.

.

.

SOAL

Ernest

R W Kent

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOAL

Ernest Reginald

R Fusiliers

Lewisham, KEN

05/05/1916

38y 5m

01/08/1919

.

.

.

.

.

SOAL

Ernest W

15th London

.

.

.

Killed

09/11/1917

Egypt

.

.

.

SOAL

Francis

Lincolnshire

.

.

.

Killed

05/09/1918

France

.

.

.

SOAL

George

R Fusiliers

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOAL

Harry

A.S.C.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOAL

James

Hampshire

Midhurst, SSX

18/09/1914

40y 7m

02/04/1919

.

France/Med/India

.

.

Wd

SOAL

James

A.S.C.

Petersfield, HAM

12/07/1918

38y 6m

23/03/1919

.

.

.

.

.

SOAL

James B

R.G.A.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOAL

John H

Hampshire

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOAL

Leslie E

M.G.C.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOAL

Percy

R Fusiliers

West Harting, SSX

10/12/1916

22y 8m

27/09/1919

.

Greece

.

.

Sick

SOAL

Samuel George

R.G.A.

Kirbymonside, YKS

02/10/1915

25y 6m

08/02/1919

.

France

.

.

Wd

SOAL

Stanley Walter

R W Kent

Addlestone, SRY

29/06/1918

18y

10/10/1919

.

.

.

Offences

.

SOALE

Leonard William

Middlesex

Walthamstowe, MDX

03/11/1915

19y

25/05/1916

.

.

Underage

Offences

.

SOALL

Albert Ernest

1st Welsh

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOALL

Arthur J

Middlesex

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOALL

Charles H

R.A.Vet.C.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOALL

Frederick C

R Engineers

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOALL

Joseph John

Labour Corps

Tottenham, MDX

16/12/1914

22y 5m

03/04/1919

.

.

.

Offences

.

SOALL

Thomas

R Sussex

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

A F

R.F.G.

.

.

.

.

.

France

.

.

.

SOLE

A J

A.S.C.

.

.

.

.

.

France

.

.

.

SOLE

Aiden Charles

R Engineers

Luton, BDF

25/10/1915

24y10m

10/07/1919

.

Germany

.

.

.

SOLE

Albert

A.S.C.

.

.

.

.

.

France

.

.

.

SOLE

Albert

Middlesex

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Albert E

Rifle Brigade

.

.

.

Died

10/11/1918

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Albert F

R.F.A.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Albert Harvey

A.S.C.

Woodnesborough, KEN

16/02/1916

26y 3m

15/10/1919

.

France/Italy

.

.

Sick

SOLE

Albert T

A.S.C.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Albert Victor

Kings R Rifles

Hackney, LND

25/08/1914

19y

24/08/1920

.

France

.

Offences

Sick

SOLE

Albert William

Northamptonshire

Southwick, SSX

13/10/1916

28y 5m

19/01/1920

.

France

.

lost

.

SOLE

Alfred

North'd Fusiliers

Hull, YKS

28/02/1916

26y 9m

24/09/1919

.

France

.

Offences

Sick

SOLE

Alfred C W

R.F.A.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Alfred Edgar

R E Kent Yeomanry

Stodmarsh, KEN

.

.

Killed

24/09/1918

France

.

.

.

SOLE

Alfred G

R Engineers

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Alfred James

22nd London

Guildford, SRY

12/08/1914

19y

17/07/1916

.

.

.

.

NLF

SOLE

Alfred John

R Fusiliers

Fulham, LND

.

.

Killed

26/04/1915

France

.

.

.

SOLE

Alfred Robert

Yorkshire

Londonderry

15/12/1884

22y

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Alfred T

1st Bedfordshire

.

.

.

.

.

France

.

.

.

SOLE

Alfred William

R.F.A.

Sittingbourne, KEN

10/04/1916

22y11m

17/09/1919

.

Germany

.

.

Sick

SOLE

Antony

R W Kent

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Arthur E

R Sun

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Arthur Oliver

R.F.A.

Chipping Norton, OXF

03/03/1917

31y11m

22/10/1919

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Austin

A.S.C.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Benjamin

R.G.A.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Bernard Francis H

14th London

Banbury, OXF

31/12/1914

22y

28/02/1919

.

France/Salonica/Egypt

.

Offences

.

SOLE

C F

Yorkshire L I

.

.

.

.

.

France

.

.

.

SOLE

Cecil A

Hon.Artillery.Co.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Charles

Rifle Brigade

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Charles

Welsh

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Charles (Henry)

R Engineers

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Charles Albert

North'd Fusiliers

Bethnal Green, MDX

10/12/1915

28y

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Charles F

Bedfordshire

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Charles H

Rifle Brigade

.

.

.

.

.

France

.

.

.

SOLE

Charles Henry

R.F.A.

.

19/10/1915

.

13/05/1918

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Charles James

Oxf. & Bucks. L I

Banbury, OXF

14/10/1914

44y

14/03/1916

.

.

.

.

Sick

SOLE

Charles Leslie

R E Kent Yeomanry

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Charles W

Mach.Gun Corps.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Clarence

A.S.C.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Clifford George

15th London

Woodford Green

02/03/1916

24y 6m

25/03/1919

.

France

.

.

Sick/Wd

SOLE

Cuthbert Wilfred

15th London

Banbury, OXF

23/01/1917

18y11m

23/02/1919

.

France

.

.

Sick

SOLE

D M A (DSO)

10th Worcestershire

.

.

.

.

.

France

.

.

.

SOLE

David

Tank Corps

Chatteris, CAM

07/04/1916

24y 4m

02/03/1919

.

.

.

Offences

.

SOLE

David

R Fusiliers

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

E A

R.H & R.T.A.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

E W

19th R W Surrey

.

10/10/1914

.

22/05/1918

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Edmund

2nd Bedfordshire

.

.

.

Killed

10/11/1915

France

.

.

.

SOLE

Edward

2nd Kings R Rifles

Minster, Sheppey, KEN

22/04/1901

.

Killed

14/07/1916

S.Africa/India/France

.

Offences

.

SOLE

Edward E

A.S.C.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Edward G

N Staffordshire

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Edward William

1st Lincolnshire

Dover, KEN

08/03/1909

18y11m

Killed

20/10/1914

Gibralter/France

.

.

.

SOLE

Edwin

R Sussex

Sutton, Ely, CAM

07/06/1917

18y10m

27/12/1919

.

France

.

.

Sick

SOLE

Eli

E Kent

Margate, KEN

.

.

.

.

France

.

.

.

SOLE

Eric E

Hampshire

.

.

.

Died

23/08/1918

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Ernest

Mach.Gun Corps.

Sutton, Ely, CAM

17/01/1917

25y

15/11/1919

.

France

.

.

.

SOLE

Ernest

Queens

.

.

.

Died

26/03/1918

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Ernest A

R.F.A.

.

.

.

.

.

France

.

.

.

SOLE

Ernest Albert

R Dublin Fusiliers

Rotherhithe, KEN

01/12/1916

39y 8m

.

.

.

.

Offences

.

SOLE

Ernest Harold

Kings R Rifles

Leyton, ESS

02/06/1916

25y

29/08/1919

.

France

.

.

.

SOLE

F S

9th London

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Frederick

8th Essex

Kelshall, HRT

03/04/1916

18y 5m

20/09/1919

.

France

.

Offences

.

SOLE

Frederick Albert

7th London

Margate, KEN

.

.

.

.

France

.

.

.

SOLE

Frederick Arthur

R E Kent Mounted Rifles

Stodmarsh, KEN

05/05/1908

33y 5m

04/05/1916

.

.

Previous Service

.

.

SOLE

Frederick George

R.F.A.

Faversham, KEN

04/07/1902

18y 7m

13/11/1920

.

India/Mesopotamia

Mentioned in despatches

.

.

SOLE

Frederick Isaac

R.A.S.C.

Stepney, LND

17/02/1915

22y 3m

03/05/1919

.

.

.

Offences

.

SOLE

Frederick J

R.G.A.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Frederick John P

R Army Pay Corps

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Frederick S

Suffolk

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Frederick William

R Fusiliers

Dover, KEN

10/12/1915

34y11m

28/12/1917

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

G E

R.A.M.C.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

George

Queens

Haslemere, SRY

03/09/1914

30y11m

05/10/1914

.

.

.

.

Sick

SOLE

George

Leicestershire

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

George Charles

Hampshire

Victoria Park, LND

20/03/1915

26y

13/04/1915

.

.

.

.

NPF

SOLE

George Henry

Hampshire

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

George J

2nd R Fusiliers

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

George T

R Sussex

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

George T

R W Kent

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

George Thomas

2nd R W Kent

Shoreditch, LND

28/09/1915

15y11m

Suicide

14/07/1920

Germany

.

.

.

SOLE

Gerald Ernest

R.A.M.C.

Victoria Park, LND

05/12/1902

18y 9m

Drowned

10/04/1917

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Harold

A.S.C.

Creston, DEV

08/04/1916

21y 9m

31/12/1919

.

India

.

Offences

Sick

SOLE

Harry

1st Leicestershire

London

19/11/1908

18y 8m

03/12/1915

.

France

.

.

.

SOLE

Harry

R Lancashire

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Harry H

A.S.C.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Henry C

A.V.C.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Henry Frederick

E Surrey

Dover, KEN

21/05/1901

19y 2m

26/12/14

.

India/France

.

Good

NPF

SOLE

Henry John

R W Kent

Cambridge, CAM

14/07/1916

38y

11/03/1919

.

.

.

.

Sick

SOLE

Herbert

Middlesex

.

09/09/1914

.

18/02/1918

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Herbert

R.F.A.

.

.

.

.

.

France

.

.

.

SOLE

Herbert

R.F.A.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Herbert A

North'd Fusiliers

.

.

.

Killed

31/10/1916

Salonica

.

.

.

SOLE

Herbert E

Middlesex

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Herbert George

T Reserve 30th Bn

Portsmouth, HAM

24/06/1916

42y 3m

18/05/1918

.

.

.

.

Sick

SOLE

Herbert J

Middlesex

.

.

.

.

.

Egypt

.

.

.

SOLE

Herbert W F

Hampshire

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

James

Sussex Yeomanry

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

James Eastes

Devon

Birmingham

25/08/1916

38y

21/12/1918

.

France

.

.

.

SOLE

James W

L.N. Lau

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

James William

R Engineers

Ramsgate, KEN

09/02/1915

26y 6m

23/03/1919

.

France

.

.

Wd

SOLE

Jonah

Bedfordshire

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Joseph

Labour Corps

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Joseph S

18th London

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

King Ernest

Hampshire

.

.

.

Killed

13/10/1916

France

.

.

.

SOLE

Leonard George

London

Kingsland, LND

17/11/1914

23y

25/11/1914

.

.

8 days service

.

.

SOLE

Leonard W (DCO)

Queens

.

.

.

.

.

France

.

.

.

SOLE

Percy

Northumberland

Chatteris, CAM

01/09/1914

20y 3m

Killed

24/09/1918

France

.

Offences

Wd

SOLE

Reginald J

R.A.M.C.

.

.

.

.

.

France

.

.

.

SOLE

Sam

R W Fusiliers

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Samuel

Labour Corps

Stoke Newington, MDX

.

.

Died

09/04/1920

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Samuel (DCM)

1st Leicestershire

.

.

.

Killed

12/12/1917

France

.

.

.

SOLE

Solomon

E Yorkshire

Hull, YKS

22/07/1916

30y 5m

Died

05/05/1917

.

P O W

Offences

.

SOLE

Stanley George

Berkshire Yeomanry

.

.

.

.

.

Egypt

.

.

.

SOLE

Stephen Edward

Hertfordshire

Margate, KEN

23/11/1914

50y

28/05/1916

.

East Indies

Previous Service

.

NPF

SOLE

Stephen Edward

M.G.C.

Watford, HRT

18/02/1910

17y 7m

31/03/1921

.

India

Previous Service

Offences

.

SOLE

Sydney

R.F.A.

.

.

.

.

.

France

.

.

.

SOLE

Sydney K

21st London

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Thomas Charles

10th Hussars

Penge, LND

.

.

Killed

13/05/1915

France

.

.

.

SOLE

Thomas G

Leicestershire

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Thomas H

40th R.F.A.

.

.

.

17/08/1916

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Thomas James

22nd London

Walworth, SRY

24/04/1915

28y

13/02/1919

.

France

.

Offences

Wd

SOLE

Thomas W

Bedfordshire

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

W H D

E Kent

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

W P

R Engineers

.

29/04/1915

.

12/05/1916

.

.

.

.

NPF

SOLE

Walter

London

Dulwich, LND

31/05/1915

19y 5m

23/07/1915

.

.

Underage

Good

.

SOLE

Walter

1st London

.

.

.

Killed

26/10/1917

France

.

.

.

SOLE

Walter

W Kent Yeomanry

.

.

.

.

.

Balkans

.

.

.

SOLE

Walter F

A.S.C.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

Walter Francis

Middlesex

Hammersmith, LND

25/09/1914

19y 2m

Died

04/04/1919

India

Septicemia

.

.

SOLE

Walter William

R.A.S.C.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

William

21st Middlesex

Holloway, LND

07/06/1915

42y

18/10/1917

.

.

.

.

NPF

SOLE

William

A.S.C.

Kelshall, HRT

11/12/1915

40y11m

08/03/1919

.

.

.

.

Wd

SOLE

William

R.G.A.

Long Eaton, DBY

27/10/1915

23y

05/03/1919

.

France

.

.

.

SOLE

William

London

Shoreditch, LND

22/03/1915

35y

10/12/1915

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

William

Bedfordshire

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

William

Hampshire

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

William

R.F.A.

.

.

.

.

.

France

.

.

.

SOLE

William C

Lancashire Fusiliers

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

William C

14th Hussars

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

William E

Middlesex

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

William Elvin

R.F.A.

.

.

.

.

.

France

.

.

.

SOLE

William H

Suffolk

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

William Henry D

E Kent

Dover, KEN

17/11/1915

19y

Killed

03/05/1917

.

.

.

.

SOLE

William J

Northumberland

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOLE

William John

Non Combatant Corps

Stoke Newington, MDX

19/12/1917

39y

31/03/20

.

.

Non Combatant

Offences

.

SOLE

William Ramsey

R Engineers

Faversham, KEN

02/10/1902

21y 8m

01/10/1915

.

France

Later Service

Offences

.

SOLES

Albert Edward

R Army Pay Corps

Aston, WAR

16/10/1916

35y

07/03/1919

.

.

.

.

.

SOLES

Charles Henry

Gloucestershire

East Leach, GLS

18/07/1916

36y

Died

22/09/1919

France

Broncho Pneum

.

.

SOLES

George Henry

R.H. & R.F.A.

Basford, NTT

26/01/1906

18y 6m

19/05/1919

.

France

.

.

.

SOLES

Percy Robert

Gloucestershire

Fairford, GLS

02/09/1914

23y

25/09/1914

.

.

23 days service

.

.

SOLES

Sidney John

R.F.A.

Nottingham, NTT

30/06/1918

19y 9m

08/02/1919

.

.

Transfer to be with brother

.

.

SOLES

Thomas

.

Chipping Norton, OXF

29/06/1915

41y 4m

24/04/1916

.

.

.

.

NPF

SOLES

William

R Scottish

Nottingham, NTT

18/10/1916

18y 7m

Killed

01/08/1918

France

.

.

.

SOLES

William James

Lincolnshire

Nottingham, NTT

29/04/1916

39y 7m

25/09/1916

.

France

.

.

NPF

SOOLE

Seymour Waldegrave

R Horse Artillery

Reading, BRK

.

.

Died

03/02/1917

.

.

.

.

SOOLE

W

Lincolnshire

Alford, LIN

.

.

Killed

14/09/1918

France

.

.

.

SOUL

Albert E

Cheshire

Birkenhead, CHS

10/12/1915

32y 4m

11/08/1916

.

.

.

.

NPF

SOUL

Arthur

Somerset L I

.

21/10/1914

.

24/04/1918

.

.

.

.

.

SOUL

Arthur George

14th Gloucester

Swindon, WIL

18/08/1915

19y 3m

26/08/1915

.

.

Underage

.

.

SOUL

Charles

Lincolnshire

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOUL

Charles A F

Yorkshire L I

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOUL

Charles F

28th London

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOUL

Donald M

R.F.A.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOUL

Ernest

R Horse Artillery

Cirencester GLS

.

.

Killed

25/03/1918

France

.

.

.

SOUL

Ernest J

Gloucester

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOUL

Frank W

R Engineers

.

.

.

.

.

France

.

.

.

SOUL

Frederick William

6th London

Manor Park, LND

.

.

Died

27/05/1915

France

.

.

.

SOUL

Henry W

R.F.A.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOUL

Henry W

1st Worcestershire

.

.

.

Killed

22/11/1917

France

.

.

.

SOUL

Herbert

Cheshire

Birkenhead, CHS

02/06/1904

18y 2m

29/07/1918

.

France

P O W

Offences

NPF

SOUL

John V

Welsh

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOUL

Kenneth MacNabb

A.S.C.

Kensington, LND

10/12/1915

30y 2m

15/09/1919

.

France

Hotel Prop.

Offences

Wd

SOUL

Raymond

Lancashire Fusiliers

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOUL

Samuel

S Lancashire

.

.

.

.

.

France

.

.

.

SOUL

Thomas H

R.A.M.C.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOUL

W

R Innis. Fusiliers

.

.

.

.

.

France

.

.

.

SOUL

William Frederick

R Engineers

Swindon, WIL

31/03/1913

17y10m

21/08/1919

.

Makina/Basrah/India

.

.

.

SOULE

Alfred

Welsh

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOULE

Charles H

R Engineers

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOULE

Charles Henry

R Berkshire

Andover, HAM

.

.

Killed

31/07/1917

France

.

.

.

SOULE

Edward S

K O Y L I

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOULE

George E

5th Dragoon Guards

.

.

.

.

.

France

.

.

.

SOULE

H J C

Yorkshire L I

.

12/12/1915

.

31/07/1917

.

.

.

.

NPF

SOULE

Henry W

R.F.A.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOULE

James E

H.A.C.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOULE

Mark

A.S.C.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOULE

Reginald W

R.F.A.

.

.

.

.

.

France

.

.

.

SOULE

William Robert

A.S.C.

Birmingham

07/09/1915

44y 8m

09/01/1918

.

.

.

.

NPF

SOULES

William

Kings R Rifles

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOULS

Albert

Worcestershire

.

.

.

Died

14/03/1916

.

.

.

.

SOULS

Alfred

Cheshire

.

.

.

Died

20/04/1918

.

.

.

.

SOULS

Arthur W

Cheshire

.

.

.

Died

25/04/1918

.

.

.

.

SOULS

Clarence H E

R.F.A.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOULS

Francis E E

R Gloucester Hussars

.

.

.

Died

24/09/1918

.

.

.

.

SOULS

Frederick G

Cheshire

.

.

.

Died

19/07/1916

.

.

.

.

SOULS

Harry

L C S C

.

21/05/1915

.

12/11/1918

.

.

.

.

.

SOULS

John H

A O C

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOULS

L

1st C C L

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

SOULS

Walter D

Worcestershire

.

.

.

Died

02/08/1916

.

.

.

.

SOULS

Walter Enons

Worcestershire

Binton, WAR

04/01/1918

36y 4m

19/04/1919

.

.

Previous Service

.

.

SOWELLS

Frederick

Norfolk

.

.

.

Killed

15/09/1916

France

.

.

.

SOWELLS

James R

Essex

.

.

.

Killed

11/08/1917

France

.

.

.

SOWELLS

Thomas Fulcher

Arg.& Suth.Highlanders

Great Yarmouth, NFK

05/12/1914

36y 1m

17/09/1916

.

.

.

.

Gas/NPF

SOWLE

John

Kings R Rifles

Walworth, SRY

12/12/1915

33y

06/09/1919

.

France

.

.

Gas

SOWLE

Thomas Charles

R Field Artillery

Walworth, SRY

26/07/1915

19y 4m

23/07/1919

.

France

Underage but re-enlisted

.

Gas

SOWLS

Albert Ernest

Gloucestershire

Stonehouse, GLS

21/03/1912

36y 9m

20/09/1917

.

France/India

Previous Service

Offences

.

TOTAL

243

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