Private Thomas Vernon Boulton served with the 2/6th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. He was the only son of Arthur Boulton and his wife of 33, Belvoir Street, Melton Mowbray, and was born at Whissendine on 12 October 1897. He worked on a farm until enlisting on 12 May 1916. He arrived on the Western Front on 26 February 1917 and was killed in action on the 9 May the same year, aged 19. Thomas was buried in Hargicourt Cemetery, grave I.A.1, and is also remembered on the war memorial in Whissendine.
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