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THE NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
SECTION XIII

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BOON, L. C., Sergt., Hampshire Regiment. Volunteering in May 1915, he underwent twelve months' training prior to proceeding to France. He was then engaged in heavy fighting at Ploegsteert Wood, the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Bullecourt, Messines and Ypres, and in September 1917, was severely wounded and invalided home. After a period of hospital treatment he was discharged as medically unfit for further service in May 1918. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
41, Crawthew Grove, East Dulwich, S.E.22.

BOON, W. H., Corporal, Rifle Brigade. He joined in July 1917, and four months later sailed to India, where he was engaged on important duties at various garrisons, and was also employed as a dispenser in hospital. He was promoted to the rank of Corporal whilst in India in recognition of his good work. After returning home he was demobilised in February 1920, and holds the General Service Medal.
41. Crawthew Grove, East Dulwich, S.E.22.

BOORMAN, J., Private, 1st East Surrey Regiment. He joined in June 1918, but was not drafted overseas until after the cessation of hostilities in France, when he proceeded to Russia and rendered valuable services at Archangel for four months. He was then sent to Ireland, but after a short time there, was transferred to Palestine, where he was still serving in 1920. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
50, Shard Road, Peckham, S.E.15.

BOORMAN, W. S., Sapper, R.E. He volunteered in August 1914, and in the following April was drafted to the Western Front, where he was engaged on important duties with his unit. He also took part in the Battles of Ypres (II), Loos, the Somme, Arras and Vimy Ridge and in the Retreat and Advance of 1918. Demobilised in February 1919, he holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
106, The Stowage, Deptford, S.E.8.

BOOTH, F., Private, R.A.M.C. He was mobilised with the Territorials at the outbreak of war in August 1914, and was retained on important duties in England until November 1916. Proceeding to France in that month he rendered valuable services as a stretcher bearer at the Battles of Ypres and Cambrai, and in the heavy fighting during the Retreat and Advance of 1918. He was demobilised in May 1919, but later rejoined the Territorials for a period of four years, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
23, Goldsmith Road, Peckham, S.E.15.

BOOTH, F., Pte., Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Volunteering in October 1914, he was drafted to the Western Front on completion of his training and played a prominent part in many important engagements in various sectors. In 1917 he was badly wounded in action near Bethune and unfortunately died in hospital. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"He died the noblest death a man may die."
81, Bevington Street, Bermondsey, S.E.16.

BOOTH, R. A.,Pte.,22nd London Regt. (The Queen's). A Territorial, he was mobilised in August 1914, and after a period of training was drafted to the Western Front, where he served in various sectors, and took part in much strenuous fighting. He was badly wounded in action at the Battle of Cambial in November 1917, and was invalided home to hospital. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals, and was demobilised in 1918.
81, Bevington Street, Bermondsey, S.E.16.

BOOTH, T. I., Corporal, R.E. Volunteering in 1915, he proceeded overseas in the same year, and whilst in France served in many notable engagements, including those at Ypres, Loos, the Somme, Arras and Cambrai, and in the Retreat and Advance of 1918. He remained in the devastated areas until March 1919, when he was demobilised, holding the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
88, Sparta Street, Greenwich, S.E.10.

BORE, E. R., Corporal, R.A.O.C. He volunteered in October 1915, and landing in France a month later served at Rouen and Le Havre on various important duties as a storekeeper. He rendered valuable services until returning home for demobilisation in July 1919, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
25, Nelson Buildings, Bridge Street, Greenwich, S.E.10.

BORKETT, T. J., 2nd Corporal, R.E. (R.O.D.) He joined in April 1916, and later in the same year was drafted overseas. During his service on the Western Front he did consistently good work with the Railway Operative Division, and was chiefly engaged on troop, ammunition and supply trains in the Ypres, Albert, Hazebrouck and Cambrai sectors. He was demobilised in January 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
35, Pemell's Place, Peckham, S.E.15.

BORLEY, E., Gunner, R.F.A. Having previously served with the 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars in the Boer War, he re-joined in December 1914, and was immediately sent to the Remount Depot at Le Havre, where he rendered valuable services for two years. He was then transferred to Mesopotamia, but whilst on the voyage out on board the "Cameronia," this ship was torpedoed in the Mediterranean. Fortunately he was rescued and sent on to India, where he remained until after the cessation of hostilities. He was demobilised in June 1919, and holds the Queen's South African Medal, the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
20, Eugenia Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

BORNER, A. H., Rifleman, K.R.R.C. He volunteered in February 1915, and shortly afterwards was drafted to the Western Front, where he was wounded in action at the Battle of Loos. He also took part in heavy fighting in other engagements, but died gloriously on the Field of Battle near Bapaume in October 1916, during the Somme Offensive. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals, and his relatives have received the King's Scroll.
"His life for his Country, his soul to God."
78, Dennett's Road, New Cross, S.E.14.

BORRETT, J. V., Officers' Steward, R.N. He enlisted in June 1914, and two months later was first engaged on mine-sweeping and patrol duties in the North Sea. In 1915 he was sent to the Dardanelles, where he took part in the Naval operations, and was present at the Landing on, and at the Evacuation of, the Gallipoli Peninsula. He then returned to the North Sea and was again engaged on mine-sweeping duties. He was on board the "Rodean," when she was torpedoed, but was rescued and transferred to H.M.S. "Leven." In 1920 he was still serving, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
36, Ambrose Street, Bermondsey, S.E.16.

BORROW, F. L., Trooper, 3rd (Prince of Wales') Dragoon Guards. He bad previously served in the Boer War and rejoined in August 1914, Early in 1915, he was drafted to France where he played a prominent part in the Battles of Neuve Chapelle, Hill 60, Ypres (II), the Somme and Arras, and in heavy fighting during the Retreat and Advance of 1918. He was demobilised in 1919, and holds the Queen's and King's South African Medals, the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
100, Marmont Road, Peckham, S.E.15.

BORROW, G., Sergt., 3rd (Prince of Wales') Dragoon Guards. He volunteered in 1914, and early in the following year was drafted to the Western Front, where he served with distinction at the Battles of Neuve Chapelle, Hill 60, Ypres (II), the Somme and Arras. He also took part in several important engagements during the Retreat and Advance of 1918, and was eventually demobilised on his return home, holding the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
100, Marmont Road, Peckham, S.E.15.

BORROW, W., Corporal, K.R.R.C. Volunteering in 1914, he was drafted to the Western Front on completion of his training early in 1915, and took part in the Battle of Yptes (II). After a short period of valuable service with his unit in France, he was unfortunately killed in action in 1915, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"A valiant Soldier, with undaunted heart he breasted life's last hill."
100, Marmont Road, Peckham, S.E.15.

BOSTRIDGE, F. J., Driver, R.F.A. Mobilised at the outbreak of war, he was drafted to France in August 1914, and took part in the Retreat from Mons. Later he was in action at the Battles of Ypres, Neuve Chapelle, Festubert, and Arras and in many other important engagements until the cessation of hostilities. He received his discharge in January 1919, and holds the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
40, Dorking Road, Deptford, S.E.8.

BOSWELL, F. J., A.B., Royal Navy. He enlisted in 1905. and prior to the outbreak of war in August 1914, saw much foreign service in Indian and African waters. During hostilities he was engaged on important submarine chasing duties in the North Sea whilst on board H.M.S. "Nizam," and on one occasion when his ship caught fire, he was in the water several hours before being rescued. He received his discharge in March 1920, and holds the 1914-15 Star, ad the General Service and Victory Medals.
23, Stanley Street, Deptford, S.E.8.

BOTTERILL, A., Sergt., 20th London Regiment. Called up from the Reserve in August 1914, he proceeded to the Western Front with his unit in March 1915, and served with distinction at the Battles of Givenchy, Hill 60, Festubert, Ypres, Loos, the Somme, Albert, Arras, Vimy Ridge, Messines and Cambrai. He also took part in the Retreat and Advance of 1918, and Was wounded in action. He was discharged in October 1919, as medically unfit for further service and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
65, Childers Street, Deptford, S.E.8.

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