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About John Albert Soulsby

Date of Birth
31 August,1888

Service Number
6302, 74362

Birth Place
Staindrop, Durham, England

Date of Death
July 1971

Place of Death
Durham South West, England

Relationships

Parents
Thomas Soulsby born abt 1845 and Hannah (nee Bailey) Soulsby born abt 1857. Married Q3 1873 Teesdale, Durham, England

Siblings
Siblings William born abt 1875, Margaret born abt 1877,Alice born abt 1879, Thomas born abt 1883, Sophia born abt 1884, Arthur born abt 1891, James born abt 1893, Lily born abt 1896

Marriage
Jane Denham born 25 November, 1898. Married Q3 1920 Teesdale, Durham, England.

Children
Enid born 1921, Constance Ruth born 1940

Career

Service
Army

Unit
Scottish Horse. Machine Gun Corps

Rank
Private

Enlisted Address
Church View, Staindrop, Durham, England

Medals
Medal Card Index/ Medals British War Medal and Victory Medal

Silver Badge
No

Service Record
Yes

Civilian Employment
1911 Forester. 1939 Sawmill Foreman

Campaigns
1915-1919 Bulgaria and Turkey

Additional Information

Census Information
1891 Beckside, Staindrop, Durham, England. 1901 Beckside, Staindrop, Durham, England. 1911 Main Street, Staindrop, Durham, England

Absent Voters Roll
Church View, Staindrop, Durham, England 2602 Machine Gun Corps

Electoral Roll
1921- 1931 West End, Staindrop, Durham, England

1939 Register
Front Street, Staindrop, Durham, England

Sources
Staindrop Roll of Honour, Ancestry, Find My Past, daughter and local knowledge

Notes
Clifton Sutcliffe recalls John was manager at Raby Saw yard and had 2 daughters still living Enid 93y. Passed test as a shoeing smith 24 August 1918 – increased pay. Contracted Dysentry October- November, 1917 John was an active Methodist (known locally as Jack)

- Research by DB