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Luke Bolstridge

Male 1882 - 1914  (32 years)


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  • Name Luke Bolstridge 
    Born 1882  Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Name Luke Cherry 
    Miltary Service 1914 
    2nd Battalion South Staffs Regiment 
    Service Number 1914 
    Private 6891 
    Buried Nov 1914  Eastern Cemetery, Boulogne, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 16 Nov 1914  Boulogne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • In Memory of
      L BOLSTRIDGE
      Private 6891
      2nd Bn., South Staffordshire Regiment
      who died on
      Monday, 16th November 1914.

      Commemorative Information
      Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France
      Grave Reference/
      Panel Number: III. A. 46.

      Location: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery is one of the Town Cemeteries and stands on high ground on the eastern side of Boulogne, on the road to St. Omer.

      Historical Information: Boulogne, was one of the three Base ports most extensively used by the British Armies on the Western Front, throughout the 1914-18 War. It was closed and cleared on the 27th August, 1914, in consequence of the retreat of the Allies; but it was opened again in October, and from that month to the end of the war Boulogne and Wimereux formed one of the chief Hospital areas. The dead from the Hospitals at Boulogne itself were buried, until June (in a few cases July), 1918, in the Cimetiere de L'Est, one of the Town Cemeteries. The British graves form a long, narrow strip along the right hand edge of the cemetery; they are arranged in seven plots, numbered I to IV and VII to IX. (The number V was given to the German Plot and VI to the Portuguese.) In the spring of 1918 it was found that the ground available in the Eastern Cemetery was being filled up, in spite of repeated extensions to the South, and the site of the new cemetery at Terlincthun was chosen. During the 1939-45 War Boulogne was, for a short time in May 1940, again the site of British hospitals and of Rear General Head Quarters. Taken by the Germans at the end of that month, it remained in their hands until re-captured by the Canadians on September 22nd 1944. There are now nearly 6,000, 1914-18 and 200, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. The cemetery covers an area of 8,040 square metres.
    Person ID I1176  bolstridge
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2018 

    Mother Clara Cherry,   b. 1859, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1927, Birmingham South, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F829  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maud Maddox,   b. Abt 1890 
    Married 1910  Walsall, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    GRO Index Dec 1910 
    Walsall 6b - 1311 
    Children 
    +1. John Thomas Bolstridge,   b. 25 Jun 1911, King's Norton, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1988, Stafford, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
    +2. Living
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F1471  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1882 - Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1910 - Walsall, : Registration District, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - John Thomas Bolstridge - 25 Jun 1911 - King's Norton, : Registration District, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Nov 1914 - Eastern Cemetery, Boulogne, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Nov 1914 - Boulogne, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S36] 1891 Census, Public Records Office, ( Via Ancestry.co.uk;), RG 12., See Notes Father.

    2. [S631] The Bolstridges alias Boulstridges of Bedworth, Prof. N A Dudley (1988), ( From a tree deposited at the S.O.G. London;), 78672.
      Date of Import: 8 Jan 2000