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Lieut. William Boulstridge

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  • Name William Boulstridge 
    Title Lieut. 
    Born Mar 1884  Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Name William Bolstridge 
    GRO Birth Index Mar 1884 
    Atherstone 6d - 473 
    Baptism 28 Mar 1884  All Saints, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1901 
    Pony (Pit) Driver below ground 
    Miltary Service Between 1905 and 1913  Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    2nd Battery Royal Horse Artillery 
    Miltary Service Between 1914 and 1919 
    Royal Field Artillery 
    Service Number Between 1914 and 1917 
    Corporal 40090 
    Decoration 1916 
    Military Medal 
    Service Number 1917 
    Lieutenant 40090 
    Notes 
    • 1901 Census Stonehouse (2) Tamworth Road, Wilnecote (Adj Park Inn)
      RG13/2650 Folio 12 page 16
      James Wale Hd 63 Cowman on farm b. Astley WAR
      Ann Wale Wife 60 b. Stafford STS
      William Boulstridge Boarder 17 Pony Driver below Ground b. Ratcliffe Culey; LEI
      (Found with same couple age 7 in 1891 census at Lower En St Austrey
      RG12 - 2209 Page 10)
      NB Ann wife of James Wale may well be Ann Latham, Williams Great Aunt
      Reasons Ann fits d.o.b. and place of birth i.e. Stafford as seen in the 1851 Census
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      1911 Census Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt
      Listed as a Gunner in T Battery Royal Horse Artillery Stationed Abbasia Cairo Egypt
      BOULSTRIDGE, William Single ? 26 1885 Bricklayers Labourer Atherstone Warwick
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      PRO Files WO 339/129163 & WO 374/7862 Reveal the Following
      William enlisted in the Royal Field Artillary at Derby on the 27 July 1905
      At enlistment he was said to be 20 years and 5 Months and by trade a Brick Layer's Labourer and said to be born at Austrey??
      he was promoted to a Bombadier 29 July 1910 after serving as a Gunner in India, Egypt and the Mediterranean
      On the 10th April 1913 he was transferred to the reserve list

      After the outbrake of war in 1914, william was mobilized at Woolwich on 5 Aug 1914
      After a spell as a gunnery instructer he was posted to France as a Bombadier on 512 Sept 1914
      Promoted to Corporal on 21 Sept 1914 and Serjeant on 28 June 1915

      William served with distinction, was wounded in action twice 26/9/15 & 1 - 7/16
      Awarded the Military Medal
      Commissioned on 1st Nov 1917

      William was transferred to the reserve list in 1919 where he remained untill 1935

      A marriage was listed on the 7 July 1916 whilst on injury leave: details as follows
      Spouse :Nellie Allsop a spinster age 20?
      Location:Birmingham Registrar's Office
      WitnessesJohn King & Alice Marshall
      NB Alice Marshall formerly Bolstridge was his Aunt, her son Alix Bolstridge was killed in 1917

      Prior to his marriage his next of kin was listed as Brother Thomas at the same address as he was in the 1901 census.
      i.e. Stone House Kettlebrook Tamworth

      Subsequent to his marriage his address was listed as 39 Upper Gungate Street, Tamworth till his removal from the reserve list in 1935

      The files provide much information to detailed to list all here
      Description 5'9 1/2 " Dark Complexion Grey Eyes & Dark hair 145 lbs
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    Person ID I2006  bolstridge
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2018 

    Mother Sarah Bolstridge,   b. Feb 1864, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1887, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F511  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nellie Allsop,   b. Abt 1896 
    Married 7 Jul 1916  Registrar's Office, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Witness John King 
    Witness Alice Marshall (Bolstridge) 
    GRO Index Sep 1916 
    King's Norton 6d - 333 
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Mar 1884 - Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 28 Mar 1884 - All Saints, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMiltary Service - 2nd Battery Royal Horse Artillery - Between 1905 and 1913 - Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Jul 1916 - Registrar's Office, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S434] Parish Registers LEI, Ratcliffe Culey Baptisms 1813 - 1933, ( Original Register;), DE 1621/18., March 28 1884 P.
      William son Sarah Received into the church Apr 13

    2. [S645] WWI Campaign Medals, War Office WO series, ( PRO;), 1914-1920 WO 372/2.
      Medal card of Boulstridge, William
      Corps: 2nd Battery Royal Horse Artillery
      Regiment No: 40090
      Rank: Corporal

    3. [S647] WWI Soldiers? records, War Office WO series, ( Public Records Office;), Wo series., See Notes William Bolstridge.