The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J E Sonley


Private James Edmund SONLEY, G/6355, 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 22nd February 1916.

Born Welton, Yorkshire, son of George William & #Sarah Ann Sonley.

1901 Census - Green Dragon Hotel, Welton cum Melton, East Riding, Yorkshire - *George W Sonley, head, age 61, married, Licensed Victualler & Farmer, employer, born Sutton upon Hull, Yorkshire; Sarah A Sonley, wife, age 40, married, born Hull, Yorkshire; George D Sonley, son, age 12, born Welton, Yorkshire; William H Sonley, son, age 10, born Welton, Yorkshire; Frank C Sonley, son, age 5, born Welton, Yorkshire; John B Sonley, son, age 4, born Welton, Yorkshire; James E Sonley, son, age 3, born Welton, Yorkshire; Harold Sonley, son, age 11 months, born Welton, Yorkshire; Armenie Stow, servant, age 22, single, born Hull, Yorkshire.

*1902 June, Sculcoates Registration District, George W Sonley, died age 62.

1911 Census - 3 Nepean Grove, Tyne Street, Hull, Yorkshire - Henry Smith, head, age 63, married, stoker, in factory, worker, born Hull, East Yorkshire; Harriet Smith, wife, age 55, married 34 years, born Hull, East Yorkshire; James E Sonley, nephew, age 13, schoolboy, born Welton, East Yorkshire; Hodges Edwin, boarder, age 39, single, engineman stationary, cold storage, born Kennington, London.

1911 Census - 1 Brooklyn Villa, Stanley Street, Hull, Yorkshire - #Annie Sonley, head, age 49, widowed, 7 children, 5 still alive, boarding house keeper, born Hull, East Yorkshire; Frank Sonley, son, age 16, single, clerk in shipping office, worker, born Welton, East Yorkshire; John Sonley, son, age 15, single, errand boy, worker, born Welton, East Yorkshire; Frank Dobson Barrett?, boarder, age 51, widower, 3 children, all still alive, dairyman, worker, born Leeds, Yorkshire; Laura Edith Barrett?, boarder, age 9, school child, born Cardiff, Wales.

Enlisted Hull, Yorkshire.  Resided Hull, Yorkshire.

1st October 1915, posted BEF.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 and 47, Belgium.

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