war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Short Service.
Attestation of
No. 8742 Edward William Sole Lincolnshire Regiment.
Edward William Sole.
Dover, Kent.
Age 18 years - 11 months.
Occ. Carriage Smith.
Previously served in The Buffs Res. and 4th Batt. Buffs - Territorial.
Enlisted 5 March 1909 at Canterbury.
Joined at Aldershot 8/3/09.
Lincolnshire Rgt. Attested Pte. 5/3/09.
Posted Pte. 8/3/09.
Appointed without pay L/Cpl. 26/10/09.
Pay of rank L/Cpl. 21/12/09.
Appointed Pioneer. 25/3/11.
Ceases to draw pay of rank L/cpl. 11/5/11.
Reverts from appointment as Pioneer - L/Cpl. 24/5/12.
Promoted Corporal 11/7/12.
Promoted Sgt. 4/3/13.
Details of Marriage.
Harriet Sussanna Godden, spinster, Dover Register Office 9/9/10.
Details of children.
Edward William 15/8/12.
George Alfred 8/5/14.
Edward William Sole, deceased.
Widow of Soldier Harriet Susanna 48, George Street, Dover.
Edward William, address as above.
George Alfred, as above.
Father Edward William, 29 Chapel Place, Dover.
Mother Sara Ann address as above.
David George, age 18, as above.
Harry Cecil, age 14, as above.
Sisters Annie Isabel, age 28, as above.
Ellen Louisa, age 26, as above.
Effects returned, Pocket Book, Correspondence.
With reference to recent correspondence, I am directed to furnish from the Records of the Department, the following particulars.
No. 8742. Sgt. Edward William Sole, The Lincolnshire Regiment; Killed in action on 20th October, whilst serving in the British Expeditionary Force (France & Flanders).
No. 13610. William Henry David Sole, The Buffs, (East Kent Regiment); Killed in action on 3rd May 1917, whilst serving with the British Expeditionary Force. (France & Flanders.
I am to state that any application for Certificates of Death in respect of those soldiers should be made to the Register-General, General Register Office, Somerset House, W.C.2.
I am Gentlemen,
Your obedient Servant.
G. P. Hampshire.
Messrs. Milles, Jennings, White and Foster.
5, Little College Street,
Westminster. S.W.1.

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