Sole, King Ernest

Sole, King Ernest  



Military History:


Hampshire Regiment


Service Number:

Date of Enlisting:                            

Date of death:
13 October 1916


Cemetery/ Memorial:
Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France

UK Cemetery/Memorial:


Ernest enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment in Porchester, Dorset, Regimental number 17032, before being transferred to the Hampshire Regiment 2nd Battalion, Regimental number 29730.  He served in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders and was killed in action on 13th October 1916.

Ernest was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France.


Family History:


Date of Birth:
c 1876

Birth Place:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Ashwell, Hertfordshire



Ernest was the sixth son of George and Mary Ann (nee Shambrook) Sole of Ashwell.

The 1911 census shows Ernest’s mother living in Poole, Dorset so, as King Ernest enlisted at Portchester, (Portsmouth) it is likely he moved with his mother to Dorset and by 1911 had enlisted already.





Name:King Ernest Sole
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:13.10.1916
Enlistment Place:Portchester, Dorsetshire
Regiment:Hampshire Regiment (formerly Dorsetshire Regiment)
Battalion:2nd Battalion
Regimental Number:        29730 (formerly 17032)
Type of Casualty:Killed in Action
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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