war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Short Service.
Attestation of
No. 7073 – Henry F. Sole – East Surrey Regiment.
Name. Henry Frederick Sole.
Parish. Dover
Age 19 years 2 months.
Trade – Baker.
Attested – Dover, 21st May 1901 at Dover Castle.
Posted 12/8/01.
2nd Posted – 19/12/02.
Granted 2nd G.C. Badge 21/5/06.
Appointed L/Cpl 1/6/06.
Army reserve transferred Pte. 20/5/09.
Transferred Pte. – 2/7/09.
Re-engaged 20/5/10.
Transferred – 21/5/11.
Re-engaged 20/5/13.
East Surry Rgt. Discharged as no longer physically fit for War Service. 26/10/14.
Military History Sheet.
India from 10/12/02 to 3/2/09.
B.E.F. from 13/8/14 to 21/10/14.
Campaigns – European War 1914. Including actions at Mons, Le Cateau, Marne, Aisne, and subsequent actions up to 17/10/14, the day he was sent to the field Ambulance.
Next of kin-
E. Sole 29, Chapel Place, Dover.
Brother, E. W. Sole, 29, Chapel Place, Dover.
Medical Report on Invalid. Station – Tidworth.
Date November 2nd 1914.
Unit East Surrey 1st Batt. A Co.
Regt. No. 7073.
Rank Pte.
Name Sole Henry.
Age last birthday 31.
Enlisted 21st May 1901 at Dover.
Trade Fishmonger.
Disability - Flat foot.
Date of origin of disability says feet were flat before war started.
Place of origin of disability first noticed in marching from Aisne to Belgium
In October feet became very painful and on the 17th was sent to field ambulance.
Primary cause unknown, probably congenital aggravated by marching. Extreme flat foot – discharged as permanently unfit November 10th 1914.
Aggravated by active service, due to strain of marching in heavy marching adm.
Stamped - Military Hospital, Tidworth.
Description at time of Discharge.
Age 32 years – 9 months.
Height 5 feet – 9 inches.
Complexion – Fair.
Eyes – Grey.
Hair – Light brown.
Trade – Baker.
Intended place of residence – 29, Chapel Place, Dover.
The above name man is discharged in consequence of being no longer fit for war service. Para 392 (XVI) K. R.
Military character – Exemplary.
Character awarded in accordance with King’s Regulations –

Is thoroughly sober and trustworthy, is hard working, willing and obliging, used to horses, and has no instance of misconduct during the whole of his service


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