1545 Pte W.A. BOLTON

South Notts. Hussars (Yeo.)

Died 14th January 1918 age 24



Not Gone From Memory

   Or From Love

But To The Fathers

   Home Above



Son of Arthur and Agnes Bolton of Nottingham.


Burial no. 1936 Church of England

106870 2nd Air Mech.


Royal Air Force

Died 28th April 1920


Could be Frank Herbert Bonas. Possibly born in Fulham, Father could be William Frank, a Blacksmith from Norfolk (1911 census)


Joined in 19th June 1916 as an aircraft fitter


Burial no 2029 Church of England age 22

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 accidental death.

From the Hampshire Independent newspaper September 28th, 1914.    


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

267980 Pte W.J.F. BOWER

Royal Air Force

Died 21st July 1921 age 48


Husband of Clara Bower in London.


Burial no. 945 Roman Catholic

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.





10139 Private


Royal Irish Fusiliers

Died 6th April 1918



Denis age 29


Burial no. 912 Roman Catholic

27780 Lance Cpl.


Hampshire Regiment

Died 13th September 1917


James Edwin age 23. Reverend W. Bedford conducted the service according to the burial record.


Burial no. 1924 Church Of England



James Edwin Brandon was the son of James Edwin Brandon and Frances Cassey Brown who were never married. He was born in Southampton in 1894 and died 13 Sept 1917 at Netley Hospital age 23 being buried 17 Sept 1917 in grave 1924 by C of E vicar Rev W Bedford. He was a LCpl  27780 15th Hants and died of wounds.




Kings Dragoon Guards

Attd. Machine Gun Corps.

Died 20th July 1919 Age 36



John Patrick was the son of John and Margaret.


Burial no. 929 Roman Catholic

42 Private


The Welsh Horse

Died 12th June 1916



Albert John was born in Kent and enlisted at Cardiff. He was 43 years old.


Burial no. 1796 Church of England

11376 Private


South Wales Borderers

Died 11th October 1914 Age 24



Son of Mary Brinton from Glamorganshire.


Jesse was a coal miner. He died from wounds received in action.


Burial no. 1601 Church of England


861960 Corporal


  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

G/5006 Private


The Queen's

Died 12th September 1916


Frank was 39 years old.


Burial no. 1849 Church of England


Frank was born in Walsall Staffordshire. He enlisted in Chelsea Middlesex.

  6913 Private


South Lancashire Regt.

Died 20th October 1914 Age 28



Ever Remembered By

His Loving Wife & Daughter

Also His Brothers And Sisters




Son of the late Alex and Mary Brown and husband of Elizabeth Brown of Newry Co. Down.


Burial no. 793 Roman Catholic

19077279 Pte


Army Catering Corps

Died 8th October 1947 Age 19



The Cup Was Bitter

The Sting Severe

To Part With One

We Loved Most Dear



Dennis Raymond was the son of Arthur Henry and Mabel Margaret Brown of West Croyden Surrey


Burial no 449 Methodist?

27361 Private


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:


He was originally in the 5th Lincolns who were the local Territorials (Lincolnshire Regiment badge in the newspaper photo). His service records have survived - Enlisted Oct 1914, from 28 Britannia Terrace. 5’ 5” tall. States died of trench feet & tetanus. Admitted to CCS 18.12.16 with trench feet. Moved to 6 General Hospital Rouen 20.12.16. Moved to UK on Hospital Ship Du????? Castle

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

180 Rifleman


Royal Irish Rifles

Died 9th July 1918


Robert was age 55 years.

He was in the 1st Garrison Battalion.


Burial no. 1959 Church of England

55863 Private


Welch Regiment

Died 21st December 1918


William Henry Hugo was 27 years old and born in Chelsea.

Reverend Bedford took the service.


Burial no. 1997 Church of England

S/4679 OMR Serjt.


Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

Died 29th August 1920 Age 39



Thy Will Be Done



Leonard was married to Ethel from Lancashire. The Reverend Bedford took the service.


Burial no. 2038 Church of England

11762 Private C.BRYAN

Manchester Regiment

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

Manchester Evening News 21st September 1916

2480 Private


Royal Scots

Died 20th March 1915


William Miller Bryce was 22 years and 6 months old when he signed his Attestation Papers in He was a foundry labourer. His parents were Peter and Elizabeth and his siblings were James, Helen, Peter and Maria.



Burial no 329 Presbyterian

27566 Corporal


Royal Inniskilling Fus.

Died 31st May 1916


David was 29 years old.


Burial no 874 Roman Catholic

R4/140793 Private


Royal Army Service Corps

Died 1st May 1916 Age 42



One Of The Best

Gone Before


James 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. His parents were Caroline and James. He was married to Elizabeth.



118934 Pioneer


Royal Engineers

Died 12th September 1915





Burial no 1724 Church of England states that he was age 44 and found drowned

G/13842 Lance Cpl.


Middlesex Regiment

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.

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