Corporal

Commemorating the Fallen of WW1

The grave of Lionel Bostock at Albert Communal Cemetery. Photographed for 'Marching in Memory' for Combat Stress, July 2016

The grave of Lionel Bostock at Albert Communal Cemetery. Photographed for ‘Marching in Memory’ for Combat Stress, July 2016

Today we remember …

Battle of the Somme

20th September 1916. Lionel Bostock. B Social, 1900. 2nd Corporal, 3rd Division Signal Company. Canadian Engineers, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Killed in action.

Lionel Bostock’s family was originally from Chichester where ‘he was very well known and had many friends.’ When the War broke out, he was in British Columbia and enlisted in the British Columbia Horse. He was in the 3rd Canadian Division.

He was in the trenches near Ypres throughout the winter of 1915. A letter from the Chaplain of the 3rd Canadian Division says:

The poor boy was instantly killed on the 20th. The Germans were shelling the town heavily, and one shell exploded in the midst of a number of our boys, killing Corporal Bostock instantly.

Aged 28

Lionel Bostock, 2nd Corporal, 3rd Div Signal Company, Canadian Expeditionary Force. kia Battle of the Somme

Lionel Bostock, 2nd Corporal, 3rd Div Signal Company, Canadian Expeditionary Force. kia Battle of the Somme

Commemorating the Fallen of WW1

The grave of Thornton Boyd at Lijssenthoek.  Photographed for 'Marching in Memory' for Combat Stress, July 2015

The grave of Thornton Boyd at Lijssenthoek. Photographed for ‘Marching in Memory’ for Combat Stress, July 2015

Today we remember …

5th June 1916.  Thornton Boyd,  E Social, 1905.  Corporal, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force.  Died of wounds received in action at Zilleheke in the Battle of Mount Sorrel.

 

Thornton Boyd was born in Canada at Bobcaygeon, Ontario. He left Radley in 1908 to return to Canada where he studied engineering at McGill University in Montreal. He graduated in 1912.

He joined up as a Private with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, in August 1915, arriving on the Western Front in February 1916.

Aged 26

Thornton Boyd, Corporal, Princess Patricia's Canadian LI, Canadian Expeditionary Force.  Died of wounds 5 June 1916

Thornton Boyd, Corporal, Princess Patricia’s Canadian LI, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Died of wounds 5 June 1916