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Nottingham
Anthony (Tony) was born in 1894 in Nottingham and was the son of the late William Solari an ice cream manufacturer and Ann Ellen Solari née Chapman; they lived at 41 Leen Side, Nottingham. His father William was born in 1851 in Cambridge and his mother Ann Ellen Chapman was born in 1856 in Nottingham. They were married in 1873 in Nottingham and went on to have 7 children 2 of whom died in infancy or early childhood before 1911; four of their five surviving children found on the 1891/1901/1911 census were: Julia b1876, Joseph b1889, Anthony b1894 and Madeline Solari b 20 November 1896, all born in Nottingham. Their fifth surviving child may have been John Bartholomew Solari (b. abt 1873 d. 12 August 1952) who was the executor of Julia Solari's Will in 1950. The two children who died in infancy were: William Lawrence who died on 29 July 1888 aged 14 months and Mary who died on 16 April 1893 aged 1 month. His father William died on 15th February 1898 at Nottingham, he was 46 yrs of age. Probate was proven in Nottingham on 4th March 1898 and shows him as William Solari of 41 Leenside, Nottingham a confectioner who died 15th February 1898, effects £952 10 shillings. Administration was awarded to his widow, Ellen Solari. In 1911 census the family are living at 41 Leen Side Nottingham and are shown as Ellen 55 yrs a widow and a confectioner and ice cream vendor, she is living with her children, Julia 35 yrs single and a shop keeper, Joseph 21 yrs single as assistant ice cream vendor, Anthony 17 yrs single an assistant ice cream vendor and Madeline 15 yrs single and an assistant shopkeeper. Ellen Solari died on 7 January 1923 aged 67 years. Of Anthony's siblings: Julia died unmarried on 24 November 1950. She was then living at 10 Ewart Road, Forest Fields, Nottingham. Joseph may have also served in the war (129308 Royal Field Artillery, British War Medal and Victory Medal). He married Beatrice Nellie Drury in 1921 (O/N/D Nottingham) and died on 25 January 1941. He was then living at 93 Bunbury Street, Meadows, Nottingham. Madeline married George H Garrett in 1924 (O/N/D Nottingham) and died in 1973 (March Nottingham) aged 76.
In 1911 he was an assistant ice cream vendor in the family business.
15 Jun 1917
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Private
1/4th Bn King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Private Anthony Solari, enlisted at Nottingham and served with 1/4th Battalion King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). He died of wounds at No. 12 Casualty Clearing Station on 15th June 1917. He is buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Grave Reference: I E 34
Obituaries published on 26th June 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “SOLARI. – Died of wounds received in action, June 15th, Private A. Solari (known as Tony), K.O.R.L. Regt., of 75, Arkwright-street. R.I.P. – From his sorrowing mother, sisters, brother Joe (in France). “SOLARI. – Died of wounds received in action, June 15th, Private A. Solari, age 22, youngest brother of Mr. J. Solari, R.I.P. – From sorrowing niece and nephews.” In memoriam published 15th June 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “SOLARI. - In loving memory of my dear son, Pte. Anthony Solari (known as Tony), who died of wounds in France June 15th, 1917. Sleep on, dear son, and take thy rest, they miss you most who loved you best. - Loving mother and brother Joe (in France). “SOLARI. - In loving memory of my dear brother, Anthony, who died of wounds in France, June 15th, 1917. Fondly remembered. - Brother John and niece Hilda. “SOLARI. - In loving memory of our dear brother, Pte. A. Solari, who died of wounds in France, June 15th, 1917. A noble brother, good and kind, loving memories left behind. - Loving sisters Julia and Madeline. “SOLARI. - In affectionate remembrance of Anthony, killed in action June 15th, 1917. - Fondly remembered by Tom and Nellie. “SOLARI. - In loving memory of Anthony Solari, killed in action June 16th [sic], 1917. - Fondly remembered by his friend Will.” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Inscription on family headstone, Nottingham General Cemetery: 'In loving memory of William Solari of Nottingham who died Feby. 15th 1898, aged 46 years. Gone but not forgotten. Also of Ellen Solari, wife of the above who died Jany. 7th 1923 aged 67 years. Our loss is her eternal gain. RIP. Also of Anthony Solari, dearly beloved son of the above, who died of wounds received in action, June 15th 1917. Interred in France. Aged 22 years. A noble life laid down. RIP. Also William Lawrence, son of the above, who died July 29th 1888 aged 14 months. Also Mary their daughter who died April 16th 1893 aged 1 month.' Probate: Solari Julia of 10 Ewart-road Forest Fields Nottinghamshire spinster died 24 November 1950 Administration Nottingham 18 January to John Bartholomew Solari retired manufacturer. Effects £1767 7s. 10d. Probate: Solari Joseph of 93 Bunbury-street Nottingham died 25 January 1941 at The City Hospital Nottingham Administration Nottingham 7 March to Beatrice Nellie Solari widow. Effects £180 7s. 10d.
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  • Photograph is courtesy of Dennis Weston
    Anthony Solari - Photograph is courtesy of Dennis Weston
  • Family grave and headstone, Nottingham General Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (April 2018).
    Anthony Solari - Family grave and headstone, Nottingham General Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (April 2018).