I am new to the Sole Society Forum and to genealogy in general and I am trying to find out a bit more about my grandfather, Arthur William Solly, who I know was born in Margate in May 1884. According to the 1891 census he was a patient in Northwood Sanitorium in Thanet in that year and in the 1901 census he is listed as 'Boy First Class B.I.Cl.' aboard H.M.S. Pembroke. He does not appear in the 1911 census.

So far I have drawn a blank as to his exact place of birth and the names of his parents and siblings etc. (i.e my not-so-distant relatives) so any more info. would be much appreciated.

Caroline Taylor (nee Solly)