We remember Percy George Boswell

We remember Percy George Boswell

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Timeline

Timeline

1889
sibling Charles Randolph Boswell Source:8496282 1889
1894
birth Lambeth, London United Kingdom Source:7731139 Source:8496282 1st January 1894
1901
dates Age 7 Source:8496285 1901
1910
employment Banker's Clerk Source:7731139 12th September 1910 - 3rd September 1914
1911
dates Age 17 Source:8496282 1911
1914
enlistment Source:7731139 3rd September 1914
1914
service British Army Private 421 London Regiment 5 Battalion Source:7731139 3rd September 1914 - October 1915
1915
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:7731139 June 1915
1915
service British Army Second Lieutenant King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 8 Battalion Source:7731139 October 1915 - 1st July 1916
1916
dates Age 22 Source:8496277 1st July 1916
1916
death Killed in Action Over half of the second wave of the attack was cut down as they crossed the 320m of no man’s land. All 25 officers, including Boswell, were either killed or wounded. Somme France Source:7374686 Source:8496277 1st July 1916
burial Thiepval Memorial CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Somme France Source:7374686

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Percy George
Initials PG
Last Name Boswell
Source 5510392
First Names Percy
Initials P
Source 5510392
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeCertaintySource
26 Norfolk House Road, Wandsworth, London United Kingdom parents address known 1911
Millbrook Road, Lambeth, London United Kingdom parents address known 1901
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 421 London Regiment 5 Battalion Private
British Army King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 8 Battalion Second Lieutenant
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Caroline Boswell mother
Lewis Charles Boswell father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Charles Randolph Boswell brother 1889

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Communities

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Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1
Midland Bank Roll of Honour 1914-1920 Transcription Midland33724
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Charlotte33
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Charlotte33
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription Charlotte33
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Charlotte33

External Evidence

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Mourning card sent out by Boswell’s parents following his death on 1 July 1916 Charlotte33
Papers in IWM Collections Charlotte33
IWM feature on Percy Boswell Charlotte33
Letters of fallen Somme soldiers released to mark battle's centenary Edward43379

Multimedia

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Percy George Boswell Andrew16709
Thiepval Memorial Desmond1478
Memorial Plaque. Desmond1478

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