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About Herbert William Soulsby

Date of Birth
10 April 1896

Service Number
11528 249600

Birth Place
Teesdale, Durham, England

Place of Death
Kenya (according to Soulsby Family Tree on Ancestry)

Relationships

Parents
Albert William Soulsby born abt 1875 and Martha An (nee Parratt) born abt 1873. Married Q3 1894 Teesdale, Durham, England

Siblings
Bertie born abt 1898, Samuel Beswick born abt 1900, Edwin and Norman (twins?) born abt 1906

Marriage
Martha Hurworth born abt 1895 Q1 1920 Darlington, Durham, England

Children
Nora born abt 1921, Audrey born abt 1924

Career

Service
Army

Unit
Royal Field Artillery Royal Engineers (Staindrop Roll of Honour says 22nd Northumberland Fusiliers)

Rank
Gunner Sapper

Enlisted Address
1918 Tunstall Cottages, Wolsingham, Durham, England

Medals
British War Medal and Victory Medal

Silver Badge
No

Service Record
No

Civilian Employment
1911 Butcher's errand boy 1937 ? Inspector 1948 Civil engineer

Campaigns
1918 France

Additional Information

Census Information
1901 54 Wilson Street, Darlington, Durham, England 1911 3 Coronation Street, Barnard Castle, Durham, England

Absent Voters Roll
1918 Tunstall Cottages 249600 Sapper 34th Division Signals Company, Royal Engineers

Electoral Roll
1920 Tunstall Cottages, Wolsingham, Durham, England

Sources
Staindrop Roll of Honour, Ancestry, Find My Past

Notes
Grandfather John G Soulsby born in Staindrop, Herbert attended Langleydale School (Staindrop parish) 1937 passenger list Mombasa, Kenya to Southampton June 1948 passenger list Southampton to New York September 1948 passenger list New York to Southampton Herbert's passport was issued in Kenya

- Research by DB