Hugh Boyden

Hugh Boyden (1894 – 1916) lived at 5 Colne Bank Road attending North School until 1906.  In 1911 he was a coppersmith apprentice still living with his family of 9 plus a boarder in their 7 room house on Colne Bank Road.

Hugh enlisted at Warley with the Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment.  He died in a casualty clearing station aged 21 in September 1916.  He is buried in Beauval Communal Cemetery in France where his headstone reads “Though lost from sight to memory dear”.

Sources:
1903 – 1913 Admission Register
1901 census
1911 census
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
CWGC
Soldiers Effects Register