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Menin Gate, Ypres Menin Gate, Ypres
First Name: Harry Last Name: SOLEY
Date of Death: 22/02/1915 Lived/Born In: Marylebone
Rank: Private Unit: Royal Fusiliers4
Memorial Site: Menin Gate, Ypres

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Age-30

Served as Henry PAGE

Bowmans Buildings, Marylebone

 

Between 18th and 20th February, 1915, the 4th Royal Fusiliers battalion of 9 Brigade, 3rd Division were in the Cavalry Barracks in Ypres. On 21st February they moved into the front line in a new set of trenches to the south of Ypres where they stayed, in very wet conditions for two days and nights. The battalion diary reports that there were many dead bodies lying around and that they buried dozens of them and that German fire resulted in a number of casualties on the first night. On 22nd February there were several more casualties from German rifle fire one of whom was Harry Soley.

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