war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Territorial Force.
4, Years Service.
No. 13610 (crossed out is 4264) W. H. D. Sole – 4th Buffs.
William Henry David Sole,
29, Chapel Place.
Took the oath – 17th November 1915 at Canterbury.
17th November 1915.
The Buffs 4th. Embodied service – Pte – 17/11/15.
The Buffs – Posted Pte. 2/12/15.
The Buffs A. (Res) Posted Pte – 9/11/16.
3rd Posted Pte – 29/12/16.
6th Posted Pte. 30/12/16.
6th Missing Pte 3/5/17.
6th Killed in Action – Pte. 3/5/17.
G/13610 – Sole. W. H. D. Deceased – The Buffs, East Kent Regiment.
Father, Edward William Sole – 29, Chapel Place, Dover.
Mother, Sarah Ann address as above.
David George Sole – age 17, as above.
Harry Cecil, age 13, as above.
Annie Isabel Sherborne, age 27.
Ellen Louisa, age 25.
Massie Sarah, age 19.
(Stamped over all the address’s)
Effects returned, Photos.
Death Inquiry from Solicitors in Misc 205?? R. Records. Answered 28/10/38.
29, Chapel Place, Dover.
August 12th.
Mrs Sole writes to say she received the photos quite safely that belonged to her son thank you very much for same.
S. A. Sole.

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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