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Private Ernest Albert Sopp


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I am looking for any details of Private Ernest Albert Sopp who enlisted in the Ox and Bucks Light Infantry in 1914 and was discharged the same year. He is the Grandfather I never knew, he disappeared after the death of his wife, my Mother's Mother, in the Spanish Flu epidemic in 1917/18.

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Could this be your man ?

From the 1901 census

5 Russell Street, Reading

Isaac Sopp head age 45 Vechular Jobmaster workin on own account, born Hungerford

Ellen " " wife 47 " " Wilts. Gt Bedwin

Charles son 18 " " Reading

Earnest A. son 15 " " " "

Alexander son 12 " " " "

Hope this is of use to you

Fred

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Jelinga

By deduction it has to be the 2nd Battalion Ox & Bucks your Grandfather was in. That Bn was in 5 Brigade,2 Division.1 Corps of the BEF,which in August 1914 was involved in the Battle of Mons.

The 1st Bn was in India and didn't return for the Western Front. the 3rd,a Reserve Bn,didn't leave the UK. New Army Battalions of the Ox & Bucks didn't come along until 1915.

Best wishes

Sotonmate

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Could this be your man ?

From the 1901 census

5 Russell Street, Reading

Isaac Sopp head age 45 Vechular Jobmaster workin on own account, born Hungerford

Ellen " " wife 47 " " Wilts. Gt Bedwin

Charles son 18 " " Reading

Earnest A. son 15 " " " "

Alexander son 12 " " " "

Hope this is of use to you

Fred

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Could this be your man ?

From the 1901 census

5 Russell Street, Reading

Isaac Sopp head age 45 Vechular Jobmaster workin on own account, born Hungerford

Ellen " " wife 47 " " Wilts. Gt Bedwin

Charles son 18 " " Reading

Earnest A. son 15 " " " "

Alexander son 12 " " " "

Hope this is of use to you

Fred

Thank you very much, this has to be him. How would I find him after this date, ? his death.

Grateful thanks,

Jelinga

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Jelinga

By deduction it has to be the 2nd Battalion Ox & Bucks your Grandfather was in. That Bn was in 5 Brigade,2 Division.1 Corps of the BEF,which in August 1914 was involved in the Battle of Mons.

The 1st Bn was in India and didn't return for the Western Front. the 3rd,a Reserve Bn,didn't leave the UK. New Army Battalions of the Ox & Bucks didn't come along until 1915.

Best wishes

Sotonmate

Thank you for that information. Ernest enlisted on 10th August 1914and was discharged 19th October 1914, I am assuming that he wouldn't have been at the Battle of Mons as he had just enlisted, am I correct?

Jelinga

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welcome to the forum

the medal index card is here

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...p;resultcount=5

As I am new to Forums, I didn't understand this at first, forgive me!

I have now been on this site, but could you explain "medal index card" please.

Thank you so much for this information.

Jelinga

welcome to the forum

the medal index card is here

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...p;resultcount=5

As I am new to Forums, I didn't understand this at first, forgive me!

I have now been on this site, but could you explain "medal index card" please.

Thank you so much for this information.

Jelinga

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the MIC will show details of the medals awarded and often other information can be on the mic itself - the mic also gives the reference numbers to the medal rolls

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