BOULTON Thomas Vernon

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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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  • Whissendine church
  • Whissendine Gate of Remembrance
  • Whissendine Memorial
  • Whissendine Memorial 2
  • Hargicourt British Cemetery 1
  • Hargicourt British Cemetery 3
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There is not a Thomas Vernon Boulton is listed in the CWGC Register and on his headstone as V Boulton
By John Stokes on Wednesday 12th November '14 at 2:36pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium
Thomas Vernon was my Paternal Grandmothers Brother (Later Hilda Jaggard of Belvoir Street Melton) He was always known within the family as Vernon rather than Thomas and we only found out recently that his first christian name was Thomas.Thank you for uploading the photo of his gravestone
By Diane on Thursday 27th November '14 at 11:33am

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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