BOYES, Douglas


Rank: Private

Year of death: 1918

Date of birth: April 1885 Bradford

Date of death: 24th March 1918 aged 32 (Occasionally listed as 27th March 1918)

Place of death: France

Service number: 33487

Regiment: Kings Royal Rifles 21st Battalion

Medals: British War Medal and Victory Medal

Cemetery location: Manor Road, close to entrance to Peasholm Glen

Where remembered?:
UK, Army Register of Soldiers Effects, 1901-1929 for Douglas Boyes
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 for Douglas Boyes
UK Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19
Web:International,Find a Grave Index

Biographical Information

1891 Census
Son of George Edward (Photographic Artist) and Mary Elizabeth Boyes
Living at 5 Methley Grove Manningham Bradford
5th of 6 children

1901 Census
Living in Leeds  age 15

1911 Census
Age 25  Living in Leeds

Married Esther Elizabeth Turner (Ettie) 11th August 1913 Occupation given as Draper
Address on marriage register 5 Oriental Street Armley Leeds (Source West Yorkshire England Marriages and Banns 1813-1935 and England and Wales FreeBMD Marriage Index 1837-1915)
(Ettie Boyes died Scarborough November 1936)

Enlisted Leeds

Interred Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension Grave Reference 1.I.17 (Could be a reinterrnment )


At rest/In loving memory of William Turner a dear husband and father/late of Armley/born Nov 7 1852/ died Nov 6 1932/also Maria/dear wife of the above/born Feb17 1857/died Jun18 1941/also their beloved daughter Alice Turner/died Jan 81965/age 77/ also Ettie/daughter of the above /and dear wife of Douglas Boyes/bornJuly 20 1884/died Nov 9 1936/Peace after suffering/Also sacred to the memory of/Douglas Boyes(Kings Royal Rifles)/killed in action in France March 24 1918 age 32 years/beloved husband of Ettie Boyes/and son in law of the above.

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