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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- William Greatbatch Boxall -

Unknown person
Name : William Greatbatch Boxall.

Son of John Boxall and Alice Mary Boxall (nee Greatbatch) of Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born 1893 Ventnor

Alice Boxall returned to London sometime after 1911. She is recorded at 98, Telford Avenue, Brixton, London in the CWGC records.
  Census Information :

1901 : John and Alice Boxall, with their children including William aged 7, are at 5, Devonshire Terrace, Ventnor. John Boxall is a Commercial Clerk.

1911 : Alice Boxall, widow, is at 5, Devonshire Terrace, Ventnor. She is a Lodging House Keeper.

1911 : William Greatbatch Boxall is a Boarder at 398 City Road, London. He is a Wholesale Drapery Assistant for O Amsden and Sons.

  Service details :

2nd Lieut William Greatbatch Boxall, 22nd Bn. London Regiment

  Casualty Details :

Died : 15 April 1918 aged 24

Buried at : St Hilaire Cemetery Extension, Frevent, Pas de Calais, France

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

2nd Lieut Boxall does not appear on any Isle of Wight Memorials, presumably as he had moved to London.

  Documents :


Friday, April 26, 1918 Page 3

Lieut. W. G. Boxall dies of Wounds.
A most promising young officer in the person of Lieut. Wm. Greatbatch Boxall, only son of the late Mr. Boxall of Pier Street, and Mrs. Boxall, Streatham, has died as a result of wounds received while leading men in action. He had a responsible appointment in London before the war, and had been at the front about two years. Lieut. Boxall's father died at Ventnor, and his widow afterwards lived at Devonshire Terrace.
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Page last updated : 17 June 2011 - thanks to Janet Griffin for newspaper research


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