64503 Gunner Thomas BOREHAM
Royal Field Artillery died 16th September 1914 (age 21)
Thomas Boreham died as a result of an accident sustained in Southampton docks on the 15th of September 1914. Thomas was unloading regimental kit from railway trucks when he was caught between the buffers of two trucks and crushed.
The jury at the inquiry returned a verdict of an accidental death.
From the Hampshire Independent newspaper September 28th
Thomas’s parents were Thomas and Mary Boreham. In the 1901 census they are living in Old Ford London. Thomas is 8 years old.
Burial no 1583 Church of England
R/4/095585 Private E. BOYES
Royal Army Service Corps
Died 21st June 1915 age 38
To Die Is Gain
Ernest Boyes was born in Lincolnshire in 1877.His parents were John and Elizabeth.
When Ernest signed up on June 9th 1915, he was 38 years old and had previously been in the Royal Engineers for 4 years. This time, he was in the Remount Squadron* at Romsey in Hampshire.
He was married to Elizabeth and their childrens names were Mary and Rita aged 4 and 2 at the time of him enlisting. The family lived at no 18 Linwood Road, Market Rasen, Lincoln.
Ernest was in the Remount Squadron from 26th April 1915 and later died on 21st June 1915.
Burial no. 335 Wesleyan
*A Remount Squadron consisted approximately of 200 soldiers who obtained and trained 500 horses. They were generally older, more experienced soldiers.
Royal Air Force
Auxiliary Air Force
Died 3rd September 1940 Age 32
Joseph George was the son of Joseph George Patrick and Sarah Broadbent of Woolston Southampton.
He was married to Edna Mabel of Swaythling Southampton.
Joseph was in the 930 Balloon Squadron.
Burial no. 986 Roman Catholic
Royal Lancaster Regiment
Died 25th December 1916 Age 21
I was contacted by Peter Bradshaw who is researching the Roll Of Honour list in Gainsborough and he very kindly sent me this:
Home 19.10.14-2.9.16 Abroad 3.9.16-25.12.16
From the “Gainsborough News” OBITS “Private Harold Brown, the adopted son of Mr and Mrs Bontoft of 28 Britannia Terrace, has died from trench feet, tetanus and other causes.”
OBITS Died at Netley Hospital, December 25th 1916 aged 21 years.
Too dearly loved to be forgotten,
They way not ours Oh God,
Thy purpose Lord, we did not see,
But all is well that’s done by Thee.
From his sorrowing Father, Mother, Brother and Sister.
Thank you Peter
11762 Private C.BRYAN
Died 16th September 1916
Charles signed up on September 8th 1914 in
Manchester. He was married to Sarah Ann.
He embarked the SS Queen Alexandria at Southampton on 7th July 1915
On 1st July 1916 he received a gun shot wound to the spine and was sent to Netley Hospital
On the 16th September he died.
Burial no. 1853 Church of England
Royal Army Service Corps
Died 1st May 1916 Age 42
One Of The Best
Jim was previously at Dulverton Mule Depot and was sent to Swaythling Remount Depot on april 15th 1916. He died from Anthrax a couple of weeks later according to his service records.
Burial no. 1790 Church of England
Burial record states that Jim died at Swaythling age 42
G/13842 Lance Cpl.
Died 22nd September 1916
Gone But Not Forgotten
My Dear Beloved Husband
Loved By All
Wife & Child
I was contacted by Anthony Bysouth who informed me that William died of a gunshot wound to the groin on SS Panama.
His parents were George Bysouth and Letty Howlett.
His wife was Sophie Elizabeth (nee Verguson) Bysouth of 51 Welbourn Rd, High Cross, Tottenham London.
Thank you Anthony.
William was 30 years old.
Burial no. 1855 Church of England
Burial record states that William died upon the hospital ship Panama aged 30.