The Book of Soden

Sodens in the Air-, Naval- and Military Forces



Sodens

In the Air, Naval and Military Forces

of 

Australia , page 1

Canada. Page 1 - 13

Germany, page 13 - 18

Great Britain, page 18 - 36

New Zealand page 36

United States of America, 37- 42

 

Australia (1900 – 45)

 

LABUAN WAR CEMETERY – MALAYSIA

Soden,Lieutenant,Ronald  Arthur, QX56658. Australian Infantry.

1st July,1945. Age 29. Son of Arthur John and Lillian May Soden;

husband of Daphne Madge soden,of Norman Park,Queensland,Australia.

13.C.8.

 

 

 

Military Notes

Canada 1914 – 1945

 

Canadian Expeditionary Force, World War 1 1914-18

 

Canadian Expeditionary force of  World War 1

 

1.            SODEN ARTHUR                           2152369                      BOX             9145 - 48

2.            SODEN CHARLES JOHN                                                             9145 - 49

3.            SODEN GEORGE ALFRED            2124925                                  9145 - 50

4.            SODEN JAMES BOWDEN                  28674                                      9145 - 51

5.            SODEN JOSEPH ARTHUR            3130334                                  9145 - 52

6.            SODEN JOSEPH CARL HAMBURY/1251803                                    9145 - 53

7.            SODEN LAWRENCE ELDER            2001059                                  9145 - 54

8.            SODEN PERCY NAPIER                     3081058                                  9145 - 55

9.            SODEN ROBERT BOWDEN             1027182,

                                                                        536084

                                                                        34535                                      9145 - 56

10.            SODEN ROBERT JAMES                                                                       9145 - 57

11.            SODEN WALTER                           931487                                    9145  - 58

 

Toronto Genealogical Archives, Toronto,Canada

 

 

Attestation Papers and the Questions put to the above members:

1. What is your surname?

1a        What are you rChristian names?

1b        What is your present address?

2. In what town,township or parish and in what country  were you born?

3. What is the name of your next-of-kin?

4. What is the address of you r next-of-kin?

4a.       What is the relationship of your next-of-kin?

5. What is the date of your birth?

6. What is your Trade or Calling?

7. Are you married?

8. Are you willing to be vaccinated or re-vaccinated and inoculated?

9. Do you now belong to the Active Militia?

10. Have you ever served in any Military Force?

11. Do you understand that nature and terms of your engagement?

12. Are you willing to be attested to serve in the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force?

 

 

 

 

Answers:

1.            surname

1a.            Christian names

1b.            Present address

2.            town,township,parish

3.         next of kin

4.            address  of next of kin

4a.            Relationship

5.         DOB

6.            Trade/Calling

7.            married

8.            vaccinated

9.         active militia

10.            military force

11.            understand commitment

12.       willing to be attested

 

Description of the Applicant:

Name

Apparent Age

Height

Complexion

Eyes

Hair

Religion

Distinctive Marks

Eyesight

Hearing

 

1.            SODEN ARTHUR               2152369                      BOX             9145 - 48

1. Soden

1a.       Arthur

1b.       3146 Notre Dame de Gasse Avenue,

            Notre Dame de Gasse, Montreal

2. Mohill, Ireland

3. Mrs. J. H. Soden

4. 62, Rensselaer  Avenue, Cohoes,NY State,USA

5. Feb. 14th , 1898

6. munitions

7. No

8. Yes

9. No

10. No

11. Yes

12. Yes

Description

Name:             Arthur Soden

Age                 19yrs. 1/2 month

Height             5'6"

Girth               36 ins.

Range             3"

Complexion            Fair

Eyes                Blue

Hair                 Light Brown

Religion                      Methodist

Distinctive Marks:none

                       

Eyesight:            20/20

Hearing:            OK/OK

 

 

 

2.            CHARLES JOHN SODEN

Box : 9145 - 49

RG 150,Accession 1992-93/166

No information available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. GEORGE ALFRED SODEN

2124925

RG 150,Accession 1992-93/166

Box : 9145 - 50

Answers:

1.            surname                   Soden

1a.            Christian names                    George Alfred

1b.            Present address                     373, King St.,West Toronto,Canada

2.            birthplace                  Kilkenny,Ireland.

3.         next of kin                   Mrs. Ellen Soden

4.            address  of next of kin       138, Southview Terrace,

South Circular Road,RialtoDublin ,Ireland.

4a.            Relationship                         mother

5.         DOB                           23rd November, 1883

6.            Trade/Calling                        Locomotive Fitter

7.            married                      single

8.            vaccinated                 yes

9.         active militia             no

10.            military force                         no

11.            understand commitment            yes

12.       willing to be attested            yes

 

Description of the Applicant:

Name                          George Alfred Soden

Apparent Age             33 yrs,2 mths

Height                         5'8"

Girth                           38 1/2"

Range                         3"

Complexion                medium

Eyes                            grey

Hair                             brown

Religion                                  CoI

Distinctive Marks scar outside right ankle,

                                    Scar base of little finger right hand

Eyesight

Hearing

 

3. JAMES BOWDEN SODEN

28674/Folio 989

Box: 9145 - 51

Answers:

1.            surname                   Soden

1a.            Christian names                    James Bowden

1b.            Present address                     62,Rensellaer Avenue,New York,USA

2.            birthplace                  Mohill,Ireland.

3.         next of kin                   J.H.Soden

4.            address  of next of kin            62,Rensellaer Ave.,NY,USA

4a.            Relationship                        

5.         DOB                           11th October, 1888

6.            Trade/Calling                        Steel Pipe Welder

7.            married                      no

8.            vaccinated                 yes

9.         active militia             yes

10.            military force                         yes.Connaught Rangers

11.            understand commitment            yes

12.       willing to be attested            yes

 

 

Description of the Applicant:

Name              James Bowden Soden

Apparent Age            25 years

Height             5'11"

Girth               40"

Range             3"

Complexion            Fair

Eyes                Blue

Hair                 Auburn

Religion                     

Distinctive Marks:             1 vacc. Left arm

                                    1 scar 1st finger ,left arm

                                    1 scar left eyebrow

Eyesight

Hearing

 

4. JOSEPH ARTHUR SODEN

3130334

RG 150 , Accession 1992-93/166

Box: 9145 - 51

Answers:

1.            surname                   Soden

1a.            Christian names                    Joseph Arthur

1b.            Present address                     92,Rectory St., London,Ontario

2.            Birthplace                  Leixlip,Co. Kildare,Ireland.

3.         next of kin                   George Soden

4.            address  of next of kin            Leixlip, Co. Kildare,Ireland

4a.            Relationship                         Father

5.         DOB                           11th Sept. 1888

6.            Trade/Calling                        Conductor

7.            married                      single

8.            vaccinated

9.         active militia             no

10.            military force                         none

11.            understand commitment

12.       willing to be attested

 

 

Description of the Applicant:

Name              Joseph Arthur Soden

Apparent Age            no information.

Height

Complexion

Eyes

Hair

Religion

Distinctive Marks

Eyesight

Hearing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.            JOSEPH CARL HAMBURY SODEN

1251803

RG 150 ,Accession 1992-93/166

Box: 9145 - 53

 

Answers:

1.            surname                   Soden

1a.            Christian names                    Joseph Carl Hambury

1b.            Present address                     North Branch YMCA Mtl.

2.            Birthplace                  Swansea, South Wales

3.         next of kin                   Percy Soden

4.            address  of next of kin       North Branch YMCAMtl.

4a.            Relationship                         Brother

5.         DOB                           15th February, 1898

6.            Trade/Calling                        Engraver

7.            married                      no

8.            vaccinated                 yes

9.         active militia             no

10.            military force                         3rd Field Battery

11.            understand commitment            yes

12.       willing to be attested            yes

 

 

Description of the Applicant:

Name              Joseph Carl Hambury Soden

Apparent Age            19 years

Height             5'8 1/4"

Complexion            Fair

Eyes                Blue

Hair                 Brown

Religion                      CoE

Distinctive Marks:none

Eyesight             40/60

Hearing                       ok/ok

 

5. LAWRENCE ELDER SODEN

2001059

RG 150 , Accession 1992 -93/166

Box: 9145 - 54

Rank GNR

Answers:

1.            surname                   Soden

1a.            Christian names                    Laurence elder

1b.            Present address                     Peterborough,Ontario

2.            Birthplace                  Peterborough , Ontario

3.         next of kin                   Robert James Soden

4.            address  of next of kin       344, Hubidge St.,Peterborough,Ontario

4a.            Relationship                         Father

5.         DOB                           18th June , 1898

6.            Trade/Calling                        Barber

7.            married                      no

8.            vaccinated                 yes

9.         active militia             no

10.            military force                         2 yrs. H.S.Cadets

11.            understand commitment            yes

12.       willing to be attested            yes

13.       never discharged            no

14.       never served before            no

 

Description of the Applicant:

Name              Laurence Elder Soden

Apparent Age            18 years,8 months

Height             5'7 1/2"

Complexion            Dark

Eyes                Brown

Hair                 Dark Brown

Religion                      Methodist

Distinctive Marks: none

Eyesight

Hearing

 

 

 

7.-             PERCY NAPIER SODEN

3081058

RG 150 , Accession 1992-93/166

Box : 9145 - 55

 

Answers:

1.            surname                   Soden

1a.            Christian names                    Percy Napier

1b.            Present address                     2300 Park Avenue, Montreal

2.            Birthplace                  Swansea, South Wales

3.         next of kin                   Carl Soden,/R.J.Soden,

4.            address  of next of kin            374,Rubidge St.,Peterborough,Canada

4a.            Relationship                         Brother/Uncle

5.         DOB                           1st  March , 1898

6.            Trade/Calling                        chemist

7.            married                      single

8.            vaccinated

9.         active militia             

10.            military force                         1251803, 5th Div. /2nd Brigade,CFA France

11.            understand commitment

12.       willing to be attested

 

 

Description of the Applicant:

Name              Percy Napier Soden

Apparent Age            no information.

Height

Complexion

Eyes

Hair

Religion                                              Congregational

Distinctive Marks

Eyesight

Hearing

 

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6. ROBERT BOWDEN SODEN (1)

1027182,

536084

34535

Box: 9145 - 56

Answers:

1.            surname                   Soden

1a.            Christian names                    Robert Bowden

1b.            Present address                     Green Island ,NY,USA

2.            Birthplace                 

3.         next of kin                   J.H. Soden (Father)

4.            address  of next of kin       62, Rensellaer Ave., Cohoes,NY,USA

4a.            Relationship                         Father

5.         DOB                           29th August, 1893

6.            Trade/Calling                        Drug Clerk

7.            married                      no

8.            vaccinated                 yes

9.         active militia             yes

10.            military force                         no

11.            understand commitment            yes

12.       willing to be attested            yes

 

Description of the Applicant:

Name              Robert Bowden Soden

Apparent Age            21years,1 month

Height             5'6"

Girth               34 1/4"

Range             2"

Complexion            Fair

Eyes                Blue

Hair                 Light Brown

Religion                      Methodist

Distinctive Marks:

1 vac. Left upper arm

                        1 small scar on right forearm

                        small scars on palm and right

Eyesight

Hearing

 

 

 

6A            ROBERT BOWDEN SODEN (2)

1027182,

536084

34535

Box: 9145 - 56

Answers:

1.            surname                   Soden

1a.            Christian names                    Robert Bowden

1b.            Present address                     Khaki Club,Dromlauter St. ,Montreal

2.            Birthplace                 

3.         next of kin                   J.H. Soden (Father)

4.            address  of next of kin       62, Rensellaer Ave., Cohoes,NY,USA

4a.            Relationship                         Father

5.         DOB                           29th August, 1893

6.            Trade/Calling                        Drug Clerk

7.            married                      no

8.            vaccinated                 yes

9.         active militia             yes

10.            military force                         CMMC 20 months

11.            understand commitment            yes

12.       willing to be attested            yes

 

Description of the Applicant:

Name              Robert Bowden Soden

Apparent Age            22years,11 months

Height             5'6 3/4"

Girth               38"

Range             3"

Complexion            Dark

Eyes                Blue

Hair                 Light Brown

Religion                      Methodist

Distinctive Marks: none

Eyesight

Hearing

 

6B            ROBERT BOWDEN SODEN (3)

1027182,

536084

34535

Box: 9145 - 56

Answers:

1.            surname                   Soden

1a.            Christian names                    Robert Bowden

1b.            Present address                     80, Dundas St., Belleville,

2.            Birthplace                  Leatrum, Ireland.

3.         next of kin                   J.H. Soden (Father)

4.            address  of next of kin       62, Rensellaer Ave., Cohoes,NY,USA

4a.            Relationship                         Father

5.         DOB                           29th August, 1893

6.            Trade/Calling                        Drug Clerk

7.            married                      no

8.            vaccinated                 yes

9.         active militia             yes

10.            military force                         August 29th, 1914 to April 24th, 1916

                                                HMC/No.5 Field Amb. No.1 Gen. Hosp.

11.            understand commitment            yes

12.       willing to be attested            yes

 

Description of the Applicant:

Name              Robert Bowden Soden

Apparent Age            23years, 2 months

Height             5'6 3/4"

Girth               38"

Range             3"

Complexion            Medium

Eyes                Blue

Hair                 Brown

Religion                      Methodist

Distinctive Marks: Scar about 5" long down far syphoid

                        Process 1 1/2" from mid line

                        Scar of appendix oper.

Eyesight

Hearing

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7.            ROBERT JAMES SODEN

RG 150 , Accession 1992-93/166

Box: 9145 - 57

            Rank Cpt.

            No more information

Answers:

1. surname

1a.            Christian names       

1b.            Present address

2.            town,township,parish

3.         next of kin

4.            address  of next of kin

4a.            Relationship

5.         DOB

6.            Trade/Calling

7.            married

8.            vaccinated

9.         active militia

10.            military force

11.            understand commitment

12.       willing to be attested

 

Description of the Applicant:

Name             

Apparent Age

Height            

Girth  

Range

Complexion   

Eyes               

Hair                

Religion                     

Distinctive Marks:

Eyesight

Hearing

 

 

7.            WALTER  SODEN

931487

Box: 9145 - 58

 

 

Answers:

1.            surname                   Soden

1a.            Christian names                    Walter

1b.            Present address                     Cranbrook B.C.

2.            birthplace                  Liverpool,Lancashire,England.

3.         next of kin                   Mrs. Mary Jane Soden

4.            address  of next of kin            Cranbrook B.C.

4a.            Relationship                         wife

5.         DOB                           29th November, 1886

6.            Trade/Calling                        Laborer

7.            married                      yes

8.            vaccinated                 yes

9.         active militia             107th Regt. Canadian Militia

10.            military force                         8yrs. Royal Marines 'Corporal'

11.            understand commitment            yes

12.       willing to be attested            yes

 

 

Description of the Applicant:

Name              Walter Soden

Apparent Age            30 years

Height             5'81/2"

Girth               36"

Range             3"

Complexion            Dark

Eyes                Grey

Hair                 Black Grey

Religion                      CoE

Distinctive Marks: Tattoo left forearm

                        Tombstone  - in memory of

                        My dear father

                        F.L. x

                        L.D.

Eyesight

Hearing

 

 

2nd World War 1939 -54

 

Royal Canadian Air Force

Canadian Air Aces

SODEN,F/L HENRY MORRIS (C 7298)

Mention in despatches

Station Gander

1941,6th September             enlisted in Montreal

                        home in Westmount,Quebec

                                    later he was a squadron leader in No.8 OUT

 

This officer has been employed as Squadron Adjutant for over two years in an isolated base.

During all this time and especially during a period of conversation in the squadron,he has shown

outstanding  ability in organization and administration. In achieving this,he has cheerfully worked many long hours for above the normal call of duty. To all members of the squadron he has been a constant source of inspiration.

 

SODEN F/L JAMES ARTHUR (c 28460)

Mention in despatches

Service overseas

1945,14th June                The award became effective as per the London Gazette of that date

1945,21st September            AFROf 1478/45

1942,5th June             Enlisted in Montreal

 

SODEN,CAPTAIN FRANK ORMOND

1895,3rd November            Born in Canada

1914,November                     Commissioned  in the South Staffrodshire Regiment

                                    He may have been raised in England as his father

                                    was in the UK during the war.

1916,9th September            Granted the Royal Aero Club Certificate

1916,16th November            Seconded to RFC

1917,July                    Served in No. 60 Squadron

1918,13th  July                 Served in No.41 Squadron

1919,8th February            Distinguished Flying Cross awarded as per

                                    London Gazette

1922,19th December            Awarded Bar in the Distinguished Flying Cross for distinguished

                                    services in Kurdistan.

1935,December                     Remained in post war RAF to No. 7.Squadron as Wing Commander

1939,19th April                Retired as Group Captain,General Duties

 

'A bold and distinguished officer who has accounted for three enemy aeroplanes and two balloons during recnet operations. '

(Note: Frank Ormond Soden was brother of Dr.Winfred Scovil Soden and uncle to John flewelling Soden,DFC,Frank Graham Soden,Burma and Ian Scovil SodenDSO.  All three nephews lost their lives in World War Two,to whom a monument has been erected in their village of Wincombe,Oxfordshire .)

 

Germany (1690 – 1945)

 

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Extracts from Len Metzner's indexes on German families

1997/1/9

 

Source:            Garnison - Kirchenbuch Hannover 1690-1811

 

Sode;               Vol.1,pp.26 &242;

                        Vol. 3,pp.337

 

von Soden;            Vol.1,pp.115;

                        Vol.2,pp. 17 & 296

 

von der Sode;            Vol. 3,pp.17

                        Vol. 4,pp.133

 

Volumes 1,2,3 are in the Library of the Anglo-German Society.

Volume 4 is with Len Metzner,in Somerset.

 

Volume 4 bei Len Metzner

Louise Sophie Wilhelmine von der Soden,born circa 1784,confirmed 1798 Another possibly ,though illegible,born 1791,confirmed 1805.

Garnison Kirchenbuch Hanover,1816-1867

von Sode,            Christian Ludwig; Captain Gren.Garde,born Stade,married 12.7.1820 to

                        Augustine Wilhelmine von Uslar at Stade.

von Sode,            August; Premierleutnant,2.Leichtes Batt., born Wolfel,Amt Hannover - 1798;

                        died MH 01031835,aged 37 yrs 1 month 17 days                                                 (Fleckfieber); ledig

 

KINGS GERMAN LEGION OFFICERS

Sode,            Charles Augustus von der

            Ensign,3rd Line Batt.; enlisted 30.10.1807; British Waterloo Medal;

Lieutenant in Hannover 2nd Light Battalion;died  01031835

Soden,Christian

            Lieutenant,3rd Line Batt; enlisted 30.10.1807; British Waterloo Medal;

            Brevet Captain in Hannover Service;died at Blomberg,Lippe-            Detmold.

Soden,Lewis von

Ensign,4th Line Batt; enlisted 30.10.1807;British Waterloo Medal; died Ohrdruf,nr.Gotha.

Soden,Victor Frederick von

Major,8th Line Batt,enlisted 19041804;resigned 01071806,died 01031832 at Stade

(!! There may well be an error here as the 8th Line Batt were not even formed in 1806 but on 01071816.!!)

1807

SODENChristian

Lieutenant Christian Soden

age 1793

Country Hannover

Town Stade

Lieutenant             18 March 1812

Ensign             17 November,1807

8th Bn KGL

No. of Yrs?            1 1/2

page 137

microfiche 48/a/I Nr.104

Niedersachsisches Archiv , Hannover

 

1813

Charles August von de Soden

Age 1797

Country Hannover

Ensign 30 November,1813

Page 24

microfiche 48/a/I/Nr.104

Niedersachsisches Archiv , Hannover

to be looked up yet

in the NSA,Hannover

Lewis von Soden

4th line of Battle

48a/I Nr. 112

Victor Frederick von Soden

8th Line Battle

48a/I Nr.112

 

August von Soden

2nd Leicht. Batt.

48a/I Nr.103

 

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from the WATERLOO DATABASE of David Milner

1815

Ensign Lewis Soden,4th Battalion of the Line,King's German Legion

Lieut. Christian de Soden,3rd Battalion of the Line,King's German Legion

Ensign C.A. von der Soden,3rd Battalion of the Line,King's German Legion

 

Kommandant Ulrich Graf von Soden-Fraunhofen , commander of U624

 

WORLD WAR TWO

1939-45

U-BOAT COMMANDER

 

Graf Ulrich von Soden-Fraunhofen

Born 1913/8/2 in Friedrichshafen,Bavaria,Germany

 

1939-9 - 1940/7

Watch Officer & Adjutant

16. Minensuch-Flotille

1940/11 - 1941/3

Kommandant

12. Minensuch-Flotille

 

 

 

Career of Kmdt. Ulrich Graf von Soden - Fraunhofen (U Boot Archiv,Cuxhaven,Germany)

1941/4 - 1941/10

U-Boat Training

 

1941/10 - 1942/3

1.Watch Officer on the U552

 

1942/3 - 1942/5

Kommandant Training

2. U.A.A. & 24 U-Boot Flotille

 

1943-1-1

Crew 36

Kapitänleutnant

 

1942/5/28 - 1943/2/7

Kommandant of U-624

The U-624 sank 5 ships of 39,855 tons and damaged 1 of 5,432 tons.

1st Mission:-

 

These were :

29/10/1942            Kosmos II ,a Norwegian Walkocher? In Secotr AL54

29/10/1942            The steamer Pan New York  in sector AL54

18/11/1942            The steamer Yaka while belonging to the 'Viper' group

                        in sector AK 48

18/11/1942            Tanker President Sergent in sector AK 48

18/11/1942            Steamer Parismina in sector AK 48

 

2nd Mission:

25/1/1943                    Lone Freighter Lackenby ,a British steamer in sector AL 45

4/2/1943                      engaged as escort

7/2/1943                      Sunk by RAF B-17  Fortress Squadron 220

 

1943/2/7

It was sunk in the North Atlantic on 7. February,1943,in position 55'42 N,26'17W by depth charges from a British B-17 Fortress Aircraft (Sqdn. 220/J). The crew of 45 were all killed.

 

 

Drawing of the 'owl' ,the covername for U624

(U Boot Archiv ,Cuxhaven , Germany)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The U-552 carried out 10 patrols for 298 days up to August ,1942

Its Captain was the charismatic Erich Topp. Altogether with him as Captain the U552 sank

184,244 tons of Allied shipping gaining him eventually the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.

Soden was watch officer on the U552 when Topp was commander and when the USS James Reuben

was sunk. He served from October,1941 to March,1942. During this time his boat patrolled the North-, and West Atlantic,the New Foundland Bank and south of Nova Scotia.  Between the 25th October,1941 and

25th November, 1941  the U552 accompanied the 'Stortekecker',sank an 8000 tonne British Steamer  patrolled west of Gibraltar and sank the USS Reuben James

This happened some 6 weeks before the Americans declared war on the Germans and this was the first American ship to be sunk,though many had been damaged. 100 of the crew of 144 perished. This happened on

31.October,1941 at 0525 hours while the USS James Reuben was with the eastbound convoy HX-156.

Soden left the U-552 for Commander Training and command in May ,1942 of the U-624.

 

Report by the RAF Crew,7th February, 1943

Date    Feb.7

Aircraft

Type & Number                       Fortress II J220 Fl.459

Crew                           P/O Roberson,G.Capt.

                                    P/O Grove,P.H. 2 Pil

                                    F/S Britten,T.Nav.

                                    Sgt.Dreghton,L. 3 Pil.

                                    F/Sgt. White,H.

                                    F/S Sutton,J.S.

                                    Sgt. Pratt,H.

                                    Sgt. Thacker,R

                                    Torkington,A.

 

Duty                            Parallel track sweep to cover S.G.118

Time Up                                  1230

Time Down                 2308

 

Details of Sortie              1740 in position 56' 14'N,24"55'W

                                    1812 in position 55"42'N,26"17'W,sighted u/b on surface;

                                    after stalking through cloud cover to within 3 miles attacked

through rain at 90"

                                    to track from starboard with d.c's. U/B straddled between

No.4 and No.5 d.c.'s

U/B submerged slowly. After plum subsided a round object 12 ft. Long rose out

of water to about 4 ft. Several pieces of yellow wood also seen. Marine marker dropped

after 15 minutes and dr. and corvette contacted and then flew to C/V and reported to S.N.O.

Nothing further seen.

 

References                 BAL/02/8/Feb

                                    LV/G2/6 Feb.

Source: PRO ,Kew,England.

                                                                                               

List of the crew of the U624 and the Report of Fortress pilot who sank the U624:

(U Boot Archiv, Cuxhaven,germany)

This is the report of the Fortress  Pilot who sank the U624  in February , 1942.

(PRO,Kew, England.)

 

 

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German  War Dead  with the Name (von)  Soden

World War 1

Alfred Soden

Leutnant

Died 20.3.1915

Buried at Berru,France

Block 3 - Grave 345

 

 

World War 2

Helmut            Soden

Born in Breslau

1911/1/15

Oberscharffuhrer

1944/6/5

 

buried first in Warschau-Powaski

buried finally in Joachimow-Mogily,Poland

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILITARY NOTES

Great Britain (1651 – 1947)

 

 

1707-1714

DALTON /Volume 6

page 145;

 

Sir Richard Temple’s Regiment of Foot

Joseph Soden to be Ensign

1/2/1707 o

Regiment disbanded in 1713.

DALTON /Volume 6

page 244:

Lord Lorbacs??  Regiment of Troop

William Soden to be Ensign to Major Charles Povey vis Ja(me)s Jawes

London 29/5/1707 y.

DALTON /Volume 6

page 345:

Ensign Joseph Soden 1/4/1708  out of the regiment in 1713.

 

1773

Soden Thomas

17th Dragoons

Born Kelso,Roxborough
Pensioned 1818

1785

Soden,Robert,

9thh Regiment of Foot

born Hinckley,Leicester

pensioned  1827

 

1788

43rd Regiment of Foot

born in Aughamullen,Cavan?,Ireland

pensioned in 1814

1796

SODEN,Thomas; Roxborough,Roxboroughshire

1796 - 1818

44 y(ea)rs, 17th Dragoons

WO97/125

 

1795    James Nicholson Soden

At 16 years of age he joined Her Majesty’s Service

1st Appointment, 25/11/1795 to the 32nd Regiment of Foot as Ensign without purchase

2nd Appointment, 11/7/1800 to the 85th Regiment of Foot as Captain without purchase

3rd Appointment, 20/3/1808 to the 85th Regiment of Foot as Captain without purchase

4th Appointment, 24/1/1813 to the 24th Regiment of Foot as Captain without purchase

5th Appointment, 24/10/1813 to Half-Pay.

Rank of Captain while on half-pay was because of a big reduction in the 2nd Battalion but

he was ‘most  desirous of being placed on Full Pay.’

James Nicholson Soden did 19 years Full Paid service and 14 years Half Paid service ,

altogether 33 years.

 

1798

Captain Ambrose Soden

79th Regiment of Foot

Cameronian Volunteers

 

1798

Lieutenant James Soden

85th Regiment of Foot

Buckinghamshire Volunteers

 

1806

Assistant Surgeon Thomas Soden

85th Regiment of Foot (Huntingdon)

 

1807

SODEN,Robert,Hinckley,Leicesteshire

1807 - 1827

42 yrs, 9th Foot,

WO97/310

1810

Ensign R.Conyngham Soden

35th Regiment of Foot

also listed in the same regiment is

Thomas Soden

Assistant Surgeon

1810

James Soden

85th Regiment of Foot (Huntingdon)

 

1811

SODEN,Terence;Drumgoon,Cavan

1811 - 1831

38 yrs;  11th Foot,

WO97/330 (see documents)

 

SODEN,Caleb; Mohill,Leitrim

====, 1829

37 yrs. Leitrim Militia;

WO97/1109

1815

WATERLOO

Private Thomas Soden,

Coldstream

 (or 2nd) Regiment of Foot Guards

in Lt.Col.Hon.H.R.Pakenham’s Company

Source:            David Milner’s Waterloo Database

& Beckett’s Chelsea Pensioners’ list.

 

1816

Edward C. Soden

Born in London 16/12/1798

Entered the army at 16 years  and 45 days.

1st Appointment as Ensign on Full Pay with the Royal West Indian Rangers from 14/2/1816 without purchase

2nd Appointment as Ensign  without purchase with the 19th Regiment of Foot after transfer.

3rd Appointment as Lieutenant without purchase with the 2nd West Indian Regiment  from 27/6/1924.

From 8/11/1824 to 31/12/1829 he was Lieutenant with African and West Indian Regiment.

He was married 9/3/1830 at Turks Islands,Bahamas to Martha Frances Lightbourn by Rev. W. H. Lindsay,Church of England.

His wife was still alive on 1/1/1834 according to military records at Kew,PRO.

They had 2 children ,Adele born and died 9/7/1831

And Mary Adele L------ Soden born on 19/8/1832.

Adele died at Turks Island and Mary Adele was baptised there.

He had Full pay abroad for 5 years and 2 months and had Full Pay at home 6 years.and 5 months.

PRO,Kew

1827

SODEN Matthew;Coventry,Warwickshire;

1827 -  1850

39 yrs; 40th Foot;

WO97/566

1829

SODEN,Caleb; Mohill,Leitrim

====, 1829

37 yrs. Leitrim Militia;

 

WO97/1109

1831

Soden  Terence
Place of birth unknown
Pensioned in 1831

1833/Ireland

Capt. James Soden

Prerogative Grant

Capt. of 24th Ft. formerly


1851

Thomas Soden , surgeon in the Royal Navy,  listed in the 1851 census as living retired in Deal, Kent. 

He died in Deal in 1852 at 69 .he was also jaoied in Dover Prison for debt. 


 

 

1868            Thom’s Directory,

            List of Royal Navy and Royal Marines

            Page 555

            M.Soden,James B.E.            Paym(ent)  27

 

 

 

1914-18

World War One

World War 1 Medal Roll  :              Soden

 

Sodden,John            3rd Scots Rifles                Pte 45285             

Soddin,Charles          Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders            Pte S/22618

Soddin ,Charles            Royal Highlanders            Pte S/44079

Sodean George            7th London Regiment            Pte 1797                           

Sodean ,George            Labour Corps              Pte  235616                       

Sodean ,George W            Cyclist Corps  Pte 5845                           

Sodean,Henry A.                    Essex Regiment                    A/Cpl.2833   

Sodean,Henry                         Royal Artillery                                             

Sodean ,Henry J.             Middlesex Regiment             Pte G/3070           

Forfeit desertion (possible he may have appealed and been reinstated)

Sodean S.R.            Royal Warwick Fusilieres                    Pte.62251     

Sodean S.R.            Cheshire Regiment               62956             

Sodean S.R.            Essex Regiment                                56246

Soden Albert            1st W Yorks Regiment                    Pte 4328               

Soden,Albert            Royal Army Service Corp                Dr. T4/24247

Soden ,Alfred            Royal Fusiliers                                  Pte. 52802 

Soden,Alfred            Labour Corps                          463169           

Soden ,Arthur            Royal Field Artillery             Gun 725                 

Soden,Albert E.         Oxford & Bucks. .Light Infantry            Pte 8737               

Soden,Albert E.         Royal Berkshire Regiment                    Pte 34957 

Soden,Albert E.         Labour Corps                          499248

Soden,Albert E.         Kings Royal Rifle Corps              Pte.6/1274     

Soden,Albert J.         Royal Fusiliers                                  Pte.12007     

Soden,Albert J.         M G C (not sure of this)                 L/Cpl 12255

Soden,Alfred W.       RD Fus                                          Pte 41441 

Soden,Alfred W.       R. Fr. Reg.                            40798             

(possibly Royal Fusilier Regiment)

Soden,Alfred W’m/2nd Leicester Regiment                    Pte. 11262

Soden,Allen W.             Worcester Regiment                        Pte. 51821 

Soden,Ben.            4th R.W. Fusilieers                    Pte 7060               

Soden ,Ben            4th R.W. Fusiliers                                    200334

(second number)

Soden,B.F.            R.W.Fusiliers                                    Pte 18291 

Soden,B.F.            Depot                                     

Soden,B.O.             Royal Engineers                               Sapper 224578           

Soden,Cecil            British West Indian Regiment            Pte.6749                   

Soden,Charles          (see G.O.Allen  11482 Middx.)

Soden,Charles          Royal Warwick Regiment                    Pte 4222               

Soden,Charles          Royal Warwick Regiment                    Pte.1472                   

Soden,Charles            Cheshire Regiment               Pte 28454 

Soden,Charles          Oxford &  Bucks.Light Infantry                                   Cpl.20997

 

Soden,Christopher/Royal Dublin Fusiliers                      Pte.8581                   

Soden,Charles A.      8 D S C  A S C                                  PteM1/07955

Soden,Charles J.      A S C                                     Sgt.M2/139343        

Soden,Charles J.            Lancashire Fusiliers              46531

Soden,C.D.            11th R.W. (Warwick?)                 Pte G/11035         

Soden,C.D.            Surrey Regiment                               

Soden,Charles W./Royal Field Artillery             Gnr.136810   

Soden,Douglas J.      Royal Warwick Regiment                    Pte.22198     

Soden,Edwin            Rifle Brigade                                   Pte S1716 

Soden,Ernest            Royal Engineers                               Cpl.44772     

Soden,Fred.            Royal Gun Artillery              Gnr.103955   

Soden,Frederick        Royal Field Artillery             Sgt.1398                   

Soden,Frederick            Highland Light Infantry                       26830             

Soden,Frederick        Royal Engineers                               Pte. 130494           

Soden,Frederick        M G C                                                 Pte.86615     

Soden,Frederick        M G C                                                 Cpl.103544   

Soden,Frederick A.            Northumberland Fusiliers                      Pte.87477     

Soden,Frederick A.   1st Dragoon Guards                                   

Soden,Frederick B.   29th Company Royal Engineers             Sapper 20951 

Soden,Frank G.        Royal Horse Artillery                      Gnr 99424 

Ref RHA/1A&B/2 page 127

Soden,Frank G.        French RX(?)                          Driver            

Soden,Francis  J.         Royal Field Artillery                         Dvr.12393     

Soden,Frank Arnold *S Staffordshire Regiment                    2nd Lieutenant     

Soden,Frank Arnold R A F                                     Flt.Lieutenant

Soden,Frank Arnold R A F                                     T/Capt.

Soden,George            Oxford & Bucks.Light Infantry                       Pte.10735     

Soden,George            W.Yorkshire                         

Soden,George            S. Lancashire Regiment                    Pte.?35150   

Soden,George            British West Indian Regiment                    Pte.11681     

Soden,George            Royal Field Artillery                         Drv. 11469 

Soden,George E.J.ASC(Army Service Corps?)                       L/Cpl 105633           

Soden,George J.         A S C                                     Pte.A/ 329580           

Soden,George T.         Royal Field Artillery                         Gnr.105355   

Soden,Harry            Royal Field Artillery                         Gnr.161153,  

Soden,Harry            Royal Warwicks Regiment                    Pte.15423     

Soden,Herbert            Hampshire Regiment                        Pte.12455     

18/12/15 Ref LC/37C2 page 59/22

Soden,Harold Corbet/Liverpool Regiment              Lieutenant

Sode,Harold E.            Northern Yeomanry                           WO Class 2           

Soden,Harold E.         Tank Corp                           

Soden,Henry  F.            S.Staffordshire Regiment                    Pte.49497     

Soden,Henry L.B.     King Edward H                                Sgt.82             

Soden,Henry L.B.     A O C                                     Lieutenant

Soden,Henry L.B.     S & O C                                             Lieutenant

Soden,Harry R.             Liverpool Regiment                          Pte.22260     

Soden,Harry S.             Leicestershire Regiment                    L/Cpl.8                     

Soden,Harry St.                                                        *Cpl

Soden,Henry            Royal Warwickshire Regiment            Pte.4791       

Soden,James            Royal Lancashire Regiment                    Pte 34086 

Soden,James            Tank Corp                Pte 91421             

Soden,James            Army Services Corp             Pte S4/093378                  

Soden,James            R I? Fusiliers                      Pte 427722

Soden,John            Royal Engineers                   Sapp 275040                       

Soden,John            Royal Field Artillery             Sapp 172432

Soden,John             Royal Engineers                   Sapp WR/203406

Soden,John            Royal Engineers                   Sapp 303640                       

Soden,John            Royal Warwick Regiment            Pte 36303             

Soden,John             Army Service Corps

Soden,John             Welsh Regiment                    Pte 11535             

Soden,John            Welsh Regiment 4th               Pte. 62393             

Soden,John            5th London Regiment                    Pte 735                 

Soden,John             A O C                         A/Cpl 026834                        Soden Joseph            R S Fusiliers                      Pte 47780             

Soden,Joseph            Rifle Brigade                       Pte 4973                           

Soden,Joseph            Sussex Yeomanry                   Pte 179781

Soden,Joseph            Royal Berkshire Regiment            Pte 220721

Soden,Joseph            Gloucester Regiment            Pte 55572

Soden,James A.        Royal Engineers                   Sapper 26729             

Soden ,John H.        2nd Royal Sussex Regiment            Pte. 10185             

Soden ,J.N.            Baludstian Infantry               Captain                                 

Soden,James W.       4th Royal W.Fusiliers            Driver 6550               

Soden,John W.             Liverpool Regiment              Pte 54361 

Soden,Joseph W.       R G A                                     Gnr 353535           

Soden,Kevin            R. Field Artillery             Major Discharged

Soden,Leslie            Essex Regiment                    Pte 275604           

Soden Leslie            Yorkshire Regiment             Pte 235659

Soden,Leonard A.     R G A                                     Gnr 30471 

Soden,Leslie Corbet/Liverpool Regiment              2nd Lieutenant     

Soden,Leslie Corbet                                     Captain

Soden,Montague W. 9th London Regiment            Pte.                             

Soden,Patrick            Mancester Regiment                        Sergeant 9158           

Soden,Patrick            Labour Corps              402015                       

Soden,Patrick            Lancashire Fusiliers              49771

Soden,Philip            Hampshire Regiment            Pte 42731             

Soden Philip            Labour Corps              629362

Soden,Richard J.      Royal Engineers                   Sapper 92802                                                                                                             

Soden,Rupert J.         Royal Field Artillery             Gnr.163148                                                                                                   

Soden,Sidney Harry  Labour Corps              Pte 498476                                                                                                                       

Soden,Sidney Harry            Worcs.Regt.              

Soden,Thomas          22nd Depot Unit                  Sergeant                                

Soden Thomas            22nd Depot Unit

                        ASC SQM               WO 1st Class

Soden,Tom            Royal Warc.Reg.                  Pte 10607             

Soden,Tom            Oxf. & Bucks.             PTE 241365                       

Soden,Thomas          KSLI                           Pte.28521     

Samuel                                                                                   

Soden,Vivian            RAMC/15 FA                      Pte 7206                           

Soden,Walter            RGA                           Gnr.SR/6605           

Soden,William            Essex Regiment                    Pte 6315               

Soden,William            Labour Corps              418136

Soden,William A.        QO Oxford Hussars                      Pte 1701               

Soden,William A.        Corps of Hussars                  285051           

Soden,William A.            Leicester Regiment            Pte 11262             

Soden,William A.            Durham Light Infantry            Pte 375547                       

Soden,William E.            Notts.& Derby Regt.               QM Sgt.7515                     

Soden,William E.            Notts.&Derby Regt.                        WO class2

Soden,Wiliam

Henry            Cheshire Regiment               Pte 50883             

Soden,Wilfred J.         R W Fusiliers                      Pte 77296 

Soden,Wiliam H.        AVC                            Pte. TF/122                       

Soden,William H.        AVC                            TT/02220

Soden,William John Kings R R C                 Pte R12559          

Soden,Wilfred Newell/RAMC                                 Lieutenant    

                                                                                   

Soden,Wilfred Newell/RAMC                                 Captain                     

 

Soden,Wilfred Scovil/RAMC                         Captain                     

                                                                                   

Soden,William t.          Suffolk Regiment                    Pte                                          

Soden,William T.         3 London Regiment            Pte GS/72137                               

Soden,William T.         RFC?

 

Meritorious Service Medal

FRANCE –JAMES Arthur Soden,Sapper 26729   Royal Engineers

Date of Gazette -  Peace Gazette

Registered Paper-0137/5618

Schedule Number-260956

FRANCE – Thomas Soden T/SSMs/136689- Royal Army Service Corps

Date of Gazette -  Peace Gazette

Registered  Number-0137/5618

Schedule Number-264314

 

Military Medal

FRANCE – F.SODEN Pte 103544 24 1st Company Machine Gun Corps

Date of Gazette – 4.2.18

Registered Paper 68/121/387

Schedule Number – 139683

 

General Service Medal isued for Iraq and that region

Private F.A.Soden

2nd Northumberland Fusiliers

GSM clasp Iraq

Pte 4257630

F.J.Soden

Gnr 104 6785

Royal field Artillery

GSM with clasp for Iraq

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COMMONWEALTH GRAVES COMMISSION

ALAMEIN MEMORIAL – EGYPT

SODEN,Flight Lieutenant ,JOHN FLEWELLING,42903. Royal Air Force.

Lost in the S.S.Laconia.12th September,1942. Column 247.

BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION – NORD-FRANCE

SODEN,Rifleman,J.W.,735

5th Battalion.London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade)

14th May,1915. I.A.116

BANBURY CEMETERY – OXFORDSHIRE – UNITED KINGDOM

Soden,Bandsman,CYRIL THOMAS,5379377

Oxford. And Bucks Light Infantry.

10th January,1944

Husband of H.G.Soden,of Banbury.

Grave 11859.

BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY – BRANDENBURG –GERMANY

Soden,MajorJAMES ARTHUR,M S M ,1046990.

338 constr. Sqd.Royal Engineers. 30th September,1947.

Aged 49. Son of John Henry and Kathleen Mary Soden; husband of Karol Soden,of Chester. 3.E.1.

BIACHE-ST.VAAST COMMUNAL CEMETERY – PAS DE CALAIS – FRANCE.

Soden,Flight Lieutenant, Ian Scovil,D S O ,33289,

56 Sqdn. Royal Air Force.

18th May,1940. Age 23.

Son of Wilfred Scovil Soden and Dorothy Maud Soden,of Combe Down,Bath,Somerset. Grave 2.

CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY – PAS DE CALAIS – FRANCE

Soden,Lieutenant,Harold Corbet,4th Battalion. The King’s (Liverpool Regiment).

23rd May,1916. Age 19

son of Alfred Soden Soden and Emily Clara Soden,of the Hall,Datchet,Bucks. C.9.

CASSINO MEMORIAL – ITALY

Soden,Private,SIDNEY JAMES,14615099

7th Battalion Oxford.and Bucks Light Infantry.

15th – 17th Febraury,1944. Age 36.

Son of Thomas Richard and L.Soden; husband of Mary Victoria Soden, of Gallowstree Common, Oxfordshire. Panel 8.

CHICHESTER CEMETERY – SUSSEX – UNITED KINGDOM

Soden,Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.),Leslie,620009.

210 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 15th March,1941. Age 28.

Son of  John Henry Soden and of Alice Clara Soden,of Chichester.

Square 115. C of E. Plot. Grave 7.

COUNTY BOROUGH OF BIRMINGHAM – CIVILIAN WAR DEAD

Soden,Civilian,Colin, Civilian War Dead. 20th November,1940. Age 7.

Of 42,Grange Road,Small Heath. At 42 Grange Road.

CROMWELL CEMETERY – NEW ZEALAND

Soden,Driver,ERIC FREDERICK JOHN,433836. N.Z. Army Service Corps.

18th January,1946. Age 32.

Son of Tomas Frederick and Nellie Tyresa Soden,of Bannockburn,Otago.

Husband of Meda Caroline Soden of Caversham,Dunedin,Otago. 16.29

DUNKIRK MEMORIAL – NORD – FRANCE

Soden,Private,Henry Ernest, 2188507. 46 Company,Aux.Mil.Pioneer Corps.

Lost in the S.S.Lancastria (Liverpool)

17th June,1940. Age 27.

Son of Henry and Carrie Soden. Husband of Lily Evelyn Soden,of Yardley Wood,Birmingham. Column 154.

GODESWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY – NORD – FRANCE

Soden,Lance Corporal,Albert John,12255,220th Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Inf.)

7th October,1917. Age 21. Son of Alfred and Emily Soden,of 1,Vine Cottage,Edgware,Middx.

I.N.24.

GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY,GUILLEMONT-SOMME-FRANCE

Soden,Private,H.R.22260. 20th Battalion. The King’s (Liverpool Regiment).

30th July.1916.

XIV.B.3.

IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY – INDIA

Soden Lieutenant,Frank Graham,Army in Burma Reserve of Officers.

18th May,1942.  7.F.20.

LABUAN WAR CEMETERY – MALAYSIA

Soden,Lieutenant,Ronald  Arthur, QX56658. Australian Infantry.

1st July,1945. Age 29. Son of Arthur John and Lillian May Soden;

husband of Daphne Madge soden,of Norman Park,Queensland,Australia.

13.C.8.

LE TOURET MEMORIAL – PAS DE CALAIS – FRANCE.

Soden,Private,William Alfred,11262.  2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment..

13th March,1915. Age 18.

Son of Mrs. Amelia Arm Soden,94,Long Lane,Borough,London. Panel 11.

 

MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY,MONCHY-LE-PREUX,PAS –DE-CALAIS,FRANCE.

Soden,Gunner,Arthur Valentine,2152369. 8th Brigade Canadian Field Artillery.

Killed in action 2nd September,1918. Age 22. Son of John H. And Ann A. Soden,of 62,Rensselaer Avenue,Cohoes,New York,USA.  II.D.25.

NEWPORT (ST.WOOLLOS) CEMETERY – MONMOUTHSHIRE - ENGLAND.

Soden,Private,John ,11535. 3rd Battalion Welsh Regiment. 18th July,1918.

25.C.151.

OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY – SOMME – FRANCE

SODEN,Gunner,A.845513,61st Division ammunition Column royal Field Artillery.

8th January,1917. Age 19.

Son of Mrs. E. Soden,of 78,Oxford St., Stirchley,Birmingham and the late Mr. Soden. I.B.25.

PONT –D’ACHELLES MILITARY CEMETERY – NORD FRANCE

Soden,Private,Frederick,86615. 31st Battalion Machine  Gun Corps (Inf.)

Died of wounds 8th September,1918. Age 34.son of Fred and Lizzie Soden,of Birmingham;

Husband of Lily Soden,of 12,Vere St.,Birmingham. III.C.25.

POZIERES MEMORIAL – SOMME - FRANCE

Soden,Private,William Thomas ,32490.

20th Hussars.

22nd March,1918. Age 19.

Son of Henry Stephen Soden,of 196,Duncan Rd., Aylestone Park,Leicester.

Panel 6.

RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL-SURREY-UNITED KINGDOM

Soden,Sergeant,Denis William,1101599.

99 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteers Reserve.

22nd October,1941. Age 21.

Son of Mr. and Mrs.W.A.Soden.

Panel 52.

SINGAPORE MEMORIAL – SINGAPORE

Soden,Gunner,Eric Scott,832161.

9th Coast Regiment Royal Artillery.

19th Feburary,1942. Age 25.

Son of Thomas and Ada Edith Soden.

Column 30.

ST.PETER-IN-THANET CHURCHYARD-KENT-UNITED KINGDOM

Soden,Flight Lieutenant,George Edward Thomas,147577.

961 Balloon Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

26th September,1944. Age 36.

Son of Ernest Edward Thomas Soden and of Beatrice Soden (nee Gresty);

Husband of Clara Margaret soden (nee Jessup),of Putney,London.

L.R.C.P.,M.R.C.S.

Row 46.  Grave 6.

VIMY MEMORIAL-PAS DE CALAIS-FRANCE

Soden,Private,James Bowden,28674.

16th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment).

18th May,1915. Age 26.

Son of John H. And Anna Soden,of 62,Rensselaer Avenue,Cohoes,New York,USA.

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL – IEPER,WEST-VLANDEREN-BELGIUM

Soden,Private,Christorpher,8581.

2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

24th May,1915. Age 39.

Husband of Mary Soden,of 29,Upper Kevin St., Dublin.

Panel 44 and 46.

 

Soden,Rifleman,Edwin,S/1716. 8th Battalion Rifle Brigade.

30th July,1915.

Panel 46-48 and 50.

 

Soden,Private,James Edward,3/10407.

2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

11th November,1914. Age 18.

Son of Henry Stephen and H. Soden,of 196,Duncan Rd., Aylestone Park,Leicester.

Addenda panel 58.

 

Soden,Private,William,10136.

1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

9th May,1915.

Panel 8.

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WORLD WAR TWO

1939-45

ROYAL AIR FORCE

Flight  Lieutenant Ian Scovil Soden D.S.O. (33289)
Distinguished Service Order  George VI

1939/45 Star

Air Crew Europe Star
War Medal

was born on 14th March,1917 , educated Woodbridge School  and graduated from RAF College Cranwell on appointment to commission in the Royal Air Force on 19th December,1936. On that day he was posted to No. 56 (Fighter) Squadron based at RAF North Weald in Essex. Involved in six sucessful enemy engagements in the 48 hours,late on 18th May,1940  he failed to return from his fifth sortie of the day ,his Hurricane being reported shot down a few miles from Vitry. This at a time when the allied Forces were retreating to Dunkirk.

On the outbreak of war,the squadron was engaged in defensive patrols until require to provide cover for the retreating forces at Dunkirk,in May,1940 when the officer was  killed in action on the 18th of that month.

He was posthumously appointed a Companion to the Distinguished Service Order,a rare reward to such a young officer  and mentioned in Despatches in the London Gazette of 1 January,1941.

Excerpt from The London Gazette,28th June,1940
Air Ministry,

28th June,1940

 

ROYAL AIR FORCE

The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the undermentioned appointment and

awards in recognition of gallantry displayed in flying operations against the enemy:-

Appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.
Flight Lieutenant Ian Scovil Soden (33289)

(reported missing)

This officer’s flight was ordered to France at short notice,and during the following two days he acted as leader in many combats against the enemy. He personally shot down five enemy aircraft,and possibly two more,whilst his flight destroyed a further seven. On one accasion he attacked,single-handedd,between fifty and sixty enemy fighters,destroying one of them. One evening in May,1940,whilst the aerodrome was being  heavily bombed,Flight Lieutenant Soden jumped from a shelter trench,climbed into the nearest fighter aircraft and ,without knowing whether it was fully fuelled or armed,took off from the aerodrome which  was covered in smoke. Many delayed action bombs were present. He thus left comparative safety to make a lone attack on a greatly superior force.  This officer has displayed great personal dash and courage,and his personal influence has made his flight into a determined fighting unit.

Medals in box addressed to Mrs.D.M.Soden,Green Down house,Bradford Road,Coombe Down,Bath,Somerset

 

Flight Lieutenant Georg Edward Thomas Soden MRCS.,LRCP., (147577)

was born on 8th December,1908,studied at St.Bartholomews Hospital and was employed at Brackley Hospital,Northhamptonshire before being granted a commission in the Medical Branch of the Royal Air

Force Volunteer Reserve on 29th July,1943. He was killed in action  at the Headquarters of No. 961

(Balloon) Squadron at Frith Road,Dover on 26th Septmeber,1944.

Leading Aircraftman John Francis Soden (1309640)

Information to be obtained yet

 

Flight Lieutenant John Flewelling Soden,RAF,42903

1939/45 Star

Air Crew Europe Star
Africa Star
Battle of Britain bar
Defence Medal
War Medal
John flewelling Soden is commemorated on the London Battle of Britain Monument. 

Served with  266 and 603 Squadrons during the Battle of Britain. August 16th, 1940 he force landed his Spitfire after being wounded in the leg during combat with Luftwaffe BF109’s. He shared the destruction of a Heinkel 111 on 11/8/1940, claimed (confirmed) BF109. On 30/9/1940,claimed (confirmed) BF109,30/9/1940. Wounded 25/10/1940. He then transferred to the Middle East  flying Tomahawks.

It was during the return trip to England from Aden via Capetown that the troopsip on which he was travelling was torpedoed by a submarine U156. The troopship on which he was travelling was the LACONIA (CUNARD WHITE STAR LINE) and was sunk in mid Atlantic on the 12th of September,1942 by U-Boat 156 . When Captain Hartenstein   of U156 realised there were Italian prisoners aboard the Laconia ,he immediately rescued as many as possible and called other boats to the rescue. However,on the way home they were attacked by a American B-24 .The U-boats dived ,the survivors were picked up later by French vessels but this action by the Allies  led  to the Laconia Befehl of Donitz for his Uboats to cease  rescuing  crews of sunken ships

John Flewelling Soden  is buried in the Military Cemetery in Alamein,Egypt and commemorated on Column 247.

Soden Lieutenant,Frank Graham,

Army in Burma Reserve of Officers.

18th May,1942.

Grave 7.F.20.

Gloucester Echo 4/6/1942

He died of Blackwater Fever during the retreat in Burma. He was educated at Woodbridge School,and worked for a firm of importers in London before going out to Rangoon to work for six years in the teak forestry business. He was considered to have been an outstanding  sportsman ,he played at Wimbledon All England Club.

Captain Wilfred Scovil Soden

Royal Army Medical Corps

British War Medal

Victory  Medal with Mentioned in Despatches Oak Leaf

 

First Served in World War One in Egypt from 7th February,1914.

Son of Frank Holland Soden and married to Dorothy Maud Graham at Trinity Church,

St.Marylebone,London on 29th May, 1914.

He was born in Canada ,educated at Woodbridge School,Suffolk and St.John’s College,Cambridge.

He worked at Winchcombe Hospital , had a brother ,Group Captain Ormond Soden,DFC,a sister,Kathleen

, an adopted daughter,Mrs.Cawood and lost 3 sons in World War 2.

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TIMES INDEX

1941,January – March

Times Index

NL Open Sherlves

Soden,Flying Officer ,J.S.

Death on active service

Jan.2.,6e

 

1944,July – September

Times Index

NL Open Shelves

 

 

Soden,Rev. G.

On post offices in rural districts

Sept.6. 8c

 

Soden,Flight Lt. G.E.

Death on active service

Sept. 29.,8d

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Feature on the Sodens of Wincombe,Oxfordshire,  England.

One of the many rewards one gets from the study of famly history is the chance to come upon the contribution and self-sacrifice of such a family as this,the Sodens of Wincombe,Oxfordshire.  The selfless and generous effort made by them in their different roles during this very trying period in British history is exemplary and a source of considerable pride to those who bear the name.

 

Dr.Wilfred Scovil Soden was born in Canada , came to England with his family,where he was educated

He joined the Army Medical Corp and fought with distinction in the First World War. His medical career was distinguished by his work for the Wincombe hospital till his death in 1942 . This occasion was marked by all accounts with genuine grief at the loss of such a dedicated person,while remembering the great sacrifice made already by his 3 sons in the then raging Second World War.

 

All three sons were lost in World War Two in various arenas, Ian Scovil Soden,DSO in France, John fFlewelling Soden ,on the ‘Laconia’  and Frank Graham Soden in Burma. There are short biographies

to each in their respective sections.

Their mother was  Maud Grahame  and served in the WAAF.They had one adopted sister,Mrs. Cawood.  All 3  names are remembered on the monument in Wincombe,Gloucestershire


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Afghanistan, Iraq and Northern Ireland, 2001 - 2008

Military Note –

Ben Soden served in the British Infantry for seven years , 2001 - 2008, twice in Northern Ireland, twice in Iraq and once in Afghanistan.  


[Source - Ben Soden , June 2011]

 

 

New Zealand (1939 – 45)

Details sent to me by Margaret Morgan , Tauranga , New Zealand of 2 headstones there:

Cromwell Cemetery,Central Otago,New Zealand.

Block 29 Plot 16

433836 Drv. E F J Soden N.Z. Army Service Corps.

Died 18th January,1946

Aged 32 years.

(Servicemen's stone with cross and fernleaf.NZMF.)

Site: Concrete Surround. Pebbles cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States of America (1746 – 1991)

 

1861 -65         

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Delaware:

 

Soden, Peter               1st Infantry Company G

 

District of Columbia (DC):

 

Soden, James             2nd Infantry Company H

 

Kentucky:

 

Soden, Thomas                       1st (Helm's) Calvary Old Company G

 

Minnesota:

 

Soden, James M.       10th Calvary Company L

 

New Jersey:

 

 

Soden, Charles                       29th Infantry Company E                 Corporal

Soden, Charles A.            14th Infantry Company H

Soden, Charles W.            30th Infantry Company F

Soden, Charles W.            38th Infantry Company B

Soden, Daniel             1st Infantry Company F (3 mos. in 1861)

Soden, Daniel P.         14th Infantry Company D

Soden, Edward                        6th Infantry

Soden, Fermans            28th Infantry Company A

Soden, Henry             38th Infantry Company F

Soden, Isaac               28th Infantry Company B  (Wagons)

Soden, Jacob              10th Infantry Company D

Soden, Jacob P.         38th Infantry Company A

Soden, James D.        1st Infantry Company F

Soden, James R.        29th Infantry Company E                 Sergeant

Soden, John                7th Infantry Company G

Soden, Richard D.            33rd Infantry Company I

Soden, Robert S.         14th Infantry Company B

Soden, Samuel B.            30th Infantry Company G                Corporal

Soden, William                       1st Infantry Company I  (3 mos. in 1861)            Corporal

Soden, William                       1st Infantry Company K (3 mos. in 1861)            Corporal

Soden, William                       33rd Infantry Company F                 Corporal

Soden, William                       Unassigned                                        Corporal

 

New York:

 

Soden, Charles                       50th Engineering Company B

Soden, James             126th Infantry Company H

Soden, John                6th Heavy Artillery Company H, A

Soden, Owen              5th Infantry Company E

Soden, Robert A.        13th State Militia, Heavy Artillery (3 months 1862) Company B

Soden, Robert A.        23rd National Guard (30 days 1863) Company F

Soden, Samuel                        96th Infantry Company C

Soden, Stephen P.            111th Infantry Company A

Soden, William E.            143rd Infantry Company K

 

OHIO:

 

Soden, Charles T.            Infantry, Wallace Guards

Soden, George                        87th Infantry Company K

Soden, Matthias            29th Infantry Company K

Soden, Peter S.                     30th Infantry Company F                 2nd Lieutenant

Soden, Philip               49th Infantry Company B                 Corporal

Soden, Thomas                       165th Infantry Company A

Soden, Thomas T.            5th Infantry Company B                             Sergeant

Soden, William                       15th Infantry Company K

 

Pennsylvania:

 

Soden, Thomas                       121st Infantry Company C

 

Total:  43

1865            Colorado Civil War Casualties:

            SODAN ,ADAM

Co. K   2nd Colorado

Cavalry ,Private

(www.archives.state.co.us/civwar/civilwar.html)

Confederate Soldiers buried at Etal in St.Louis

and Jefferson Barracks Cemetery

SODAN JNO

Co. D

Matlock's 9/8/1962

10157 NC

{Gerdes Civil War Webpage}

 

American Civil War

PORTRAIT OF THOMAS BELDEN SODEN (1841 - 1918)

Thomas Belden Soden was born 15th March, 1841 in Otsego County, New York

Of British parents from Warwickshire, England. His father was Benjamin Soden

and his mother was Sophia Emery Soden

He married Kate Rose Belden  on 28th February , 1866 in Stroughton ,Wisconsin

And he died on 9th September , 1918.

 

They had 8 children :

Benjamin Lewis Soden

Elmina Alverda Soden Edmonds

Maude Kate Soden Dittmer McMullen Crosby

Thomas William Soden

Guy Belden Soden

Sylvia Ann Soden Horn

Sarah Subrina Soden Mathys

Rock Rollo Soden .

 

                                                        

 

On the 9th September , 1957 his eldest daughter, Elmina Alverda wrote  the following

poem about her father:

                                    GRANDPA THOMAS SODEN

 

I had a Grandpa Soden whom I admired very much

Although at times, no long ago, he was the subject of talk and such.

Men thought he ran from the Civil War - a slacker - who never fought.

Not once did he defend himself, nor answer to such a taunt.

He stood all the ridicule and was tagged a "yellow" man,

But still he'd not defend himself   - gossip never ran.

It's sure he had some friends , but to him it didn't matter,

For by his quite nature he seldom engaged in chatter.

I loved my Grandpa dearly , not for his kind ways alone'

His voice in anger was never raised , never a surly tone.

We never heard him utter a word, his character to defend,

And he spent but little time with the few he called "my friend".

He had traveled to California , Lincoln's orders to compete;

Our history books skim through the facts of the gold shipment he helped defeat;

But never a word from Grandpa even when the war was done.

Our Union was saved from destruction but Gramps never carried a gun.

Never does his name appear for one courageous deed,

His Civil War activities were his constant , silent , creed.

You know by now that Grandpa was the "apple of my eye",

It was only after his death we learned , he had been a Northern Spy.

 

                                   

 

 

 

 

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1868               CHARLOTTE VON SODEN

            Port uncertain

            Source : 8059.8  page 199

            The Wurtemberg Emigration List by Trudy Schenk/Ruth Froelke/Inge Bork

            1986  Salt Lake City Ancestry

                   Volume of Same refers  to CHARLOTTE VON SODEN/Crailsheim Oberamt,from

                   Satteldorf   February 1868   application date/.

Deuz-K  destination

563975 - Film Number.

1995  Supplement

 

Notes from  the 1881 National Census

Tobias Soden , laborer,            23 , Jefferson St.,Trenton NJ

Lewis Sod(l)en, butcher,             512 Princeton Ave, Trenton NJ

Extracted from the 1881 Census by Joyce  Soden Brown, Virginia

 

1888            WILLIAM SODEN,PENNSYLVANIA

            9525   page 47

Waite Francis White & Terry McNealy  Bucho County Declarations

PA  1802-1906  Buch.Co.Gen.Soc  185   65 pages

Supplement

William J. Soden  obtains lands in Buffalo County,Wisconsin

124 acres altogether

Wisconsin Land Records,Rootsweb

1890            Catherine W. Soden,Trenton NJ

Page 3 Veterans' Schedules

`

William D. Soden,Trenton NJ

Page 3 Veterans' Schedules

(Extracted by Joyce Soden Brown,Virginia ,USA)

 

1893

Nebraska Civil War Veterans' List

SNDX             S350

Name              Soden J. H.

Location            Wisner

Record Type            1893 Veterans' Census ,New York

 

1899    Birth of Ambrose Soden Jr. ,Trenton,New Jersey (1899-1963) married to Anna Hyde

(1900-42) ,grandson of Ambrose Soden Snr. Who fought with the Americans in the Spanish -American War and was decorated. He served in the American forces from 1888-1902.

They had 6 children:

Thomas William Soden

Ambrose Edward Soden

Doris Soden Norwinski

Ida Soden Gayla

Helen Soden  Lipcsey (1924-66) married to John (1913-1871)

Betty Soden Noles

Anna Hyde Soden's mother was Ida Hyde and she had a brother ,Edward Hyde.

(Source : Joyce Soden Brown,Virginia , USA)

 

 

 

 

Headstone of Ambrose Soden ,1899 - 1963 in Virginia , USA.

(Photogrpah courtesy of Joyce Soden Brown, Virginia, USA.)

 

 

 

 

1951            Korean War

Herbert N. Soden

Private First Class Army

Kings,New York

3rd January, 1951

KIA (Killed in Action)

Also

Korean War

6th August,

Billy Gene Soden

Ceres, California

Born 6 January , 1929

Aviation Electronics Technician Second Class , US Navy

Non - Hostile Death

(Source Veterans' Association Roll of Honor via Bob Soden, Alabama)

 

William Soden, brother of Bob Soden, Alabama took part in the Korean War also.

No details of regiment.

            (Source: Bob Soden , Alabama, USA)

 

1964 Republican Delegate for New Hampshire

SODEN IRVING H.

of Concord, New Hampshire

Delegate  to the Republican national Convention from New Hampshire, 1964.

Still living 1964

 

 

 

1968    The Vietnam War Database

 

Surname                                 Soden

First Name                 Robert Harry

Serial No.                   54807514

Rank                           SP4

Age                             21

Home of Record                        Southend

State                           IN

Casualty                                 7.2.1968

Branch                                    Army

Date of Birth:             August 23,1946

Start of Tour;             Wednesday,February 15,1967

Date of Casualty                     Wednesday,February 7,1968

Country                                   South Vietnam

Province:                                Binh Duong

The Wall:                                Panel 38E - Row 015

 

Bob Soden, Alabama was an Air force Adviser in 1968 in Vietnam

                              Surname:  Soden
First Name:  Robert Gene (Bob)
Serial Nr.:  AF14626231
Rank:  TSgt
Age:  32
Home of Record:  Rocky Mount
State:  North Carolina
Branch:  US Air Force
Date of Birth:  June 15, 1937
Start of Tour:  September 30, 1969
Country:  South Vietnam
City:  Nha Trang
Unit Assigned:  Air Force Advisory Team 6

(source : Bob Soden, Decatur, Alabama)

and

John Soden, North Carolina flew two years with the United States Airforce (USAF).

 

1991 Desert Storm , Kuwait and Iraq

 

Jason P. Soden

E4

1/7 Infantry Division

Operation Desert Storm

Years in Service : 4 years

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