[ Picture above: - TERENCE SODEN, 1912 - 2006, son of GWC Soden, 1873 - 1929, and direct descendant of Clotworthy Soden , 1736 - 1814, of Londonderry reading to Kristina and Carla Soden on his visit to our home for the Soden Reunion in Sligo in June 2000 with his wife, Jean.]
George Wensley Clotworthy Soden, 1873 - 1929
English Members : Major Watherston, Captain des Voeux, R.E. , Captain Soden, R.M. Fus.
French members: M. Delafosse ,le Capitaine Bouvet ,le Lieu
[Father of GWC Soden at Dunlaoire Harbour with a friend]
Profile of Major George Wensley Clotworthy Soden
Special Reserve of Officers and Provincial Commissioner of Ashanti
1873 Born in Dublin,Ireland.
1894/5 Joined 3rd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers as Second Lieutenant
1895/4 Promoted Lieutenant
1895/9 Obtained the Hythe Extra Certificate Musketry
1897/8 Promoted to Captain
1898/4 Obtained the P.S.Certificate
Attached to the following Regiments;
2nd North Staffordshire Regiment
1894-99 1st. Yorkshire Light Infantry
Durham Light Infantry
King’s Liverpool Regiment
1899/5 Musketry Instructor to the 3rd Battalion Munster Fusiliers
1899/7 Inspector in the Gold Coast Constabulary
1900/9 Appointed the Travelling Commissioner of the Gold Coast Colony
1900/10-12 Commissioner of British Gaman
During the Ashanti Campaign of 1900 he was O(fficer) C(ommanding) British Gaman Detachment and held the only independent command of troops in Ashanti from that of Major-General Sir James Wilcox K.G.M.G. who commanded the Ashanti Field Force.
Granted the Ashanti Medal
1901/11-1903/5 Appointed one of the British Commissioners on the British/French Boundary Commission
1904/1-9 Commissioner of Ester Akin & Ewahu
1904/9-1905/4 Commissioner of Southern Ashanti
1905/11-1906/4 Delimited the boundary between the Gold Coast Colony and Ashanti
1906/4 Appointed Provincial Commissioner of Ashanti
1909/12 Temporarily retired.
Major G.W.C.Soden was seconded from the 3rd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers for Colonial Employment in July 1899 for a period of 5 years,and was again seconded in July,1904 for a further period of five years. He was transferred to the Special Reserve of Officers in September 1908 and was promoted to the rank of Major in March,1909.
He died 1929/10/4 and is buried in Deansgrange Cemetery,Dublin, plot F92.
The Soden Family of Parma , Ohio, USA : A Tragic Story
Here follows the newspaper account of the tragic deaths of 3 Sodens, originally from Ohio, who died in New York.
The article is from the New York Times, 27th September, 1908. Would these Sodens be related to Lt. Aloysius Soden,