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  • 4492 Private Archibald Boaden, 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters, Died of wounds. Buried Cite BonJean Armentieres 21 February 1915.
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Nottingham
Father: George Boaden, born 1856 at Barnstaple, Devon and working as a lace maker. Mother: Elizabeth Boaden, born 1855 at Chard, Somerset. He had six brothers; Charles, born 1879 in Chard, George, born 18882, Ernest, born 1884, Charles, born 1886, Bertie, born 1893 and harry, born 1895. He also had two sisters; Ada Lilly, born 1899 and Florence K., born 1901. Apart from William all the children were born in Nottingham. The family lived at 72, Garfield Road, Radford, Nottingham. George Boaden became a widower, but remarried Jane Boaden, also from Barnstaple in April 1907. Archibald Boaden married Lydia Boaden, née Griffith, at Nottingham Register Office on 25/11/11 and they had one son, Archibald, born 12/06/1914. They lived at 56 Bateman Street, Radford, Nottingham, though Lydia later moved to Arboretum Rooms, Arboretum Street, Nottingham.
Archibald Boaden worked as a lace threader before becoming a professional soldier.
21 Feb 1915
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57 Rosetta Street, New Basford, Nottingham.
Private
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Army Service record survives. Pte. Boaden joined the army 08/11/1912 at Nottingham, and was drafted with his battalion to France on 11/11/1914. During February 1915 the men were in trenches near Armentieres. Pte. Boaden received a gun shot wound to the chest and was taken to 19th Field Ambulance, but died the next day, 21/02/1915. He was buried at Cite Bon jean Military Cemetery, Armentieres.
In memoriam published 21st February 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “BOADEN. – In loving memory of Private A. Boaden, died of wounds received in action, February 21st, 1915. He did his duty. – Wife and baby.” In memoriam published 21st February 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “BOADEN. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Private A. Boaden, died of wounds February 21st, 1915. Ever in our thoughts. – Wife and sonnie. Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • 4492 Private Archibald Boaden, 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters, Died of wounds. Buried Cite BonJean Armentieres 21 February 1915.
    Archibald Boaden cemetery photo - 4492 Private Archibald Boaden, 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters, Died of wounds. Buried Cite BonJean Armentieres 21 February 1915.