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In Memory of

Bugler John Boylan

13004
8th Bn., Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Died of Wounds on 14th April 1916 Age 45

John was the son of Mathew and Margaret Boylan and the husband of Phoebe, who address is given in the NEG of April 21st 1916 as 63 Clarence Street. CWGC which compiled its records after the War gives her address as 200, Glebe Street, Leigh. In the same way his age was 44 according to the NEG but 45 according to the CWGC.

He had been resident in Earlestown for eleven years, having been born in Scholes, Wigan. He worked as a collier at Old Boston Pit.

He was wounded and admitted to hospital on April 2nd where he died at 1 p.m. twelve days later. The obituary in the NEG included letters from the Matron and from the Chaplain.

He is buried in Etretat Churchyard, in Plot I Row E Grave 13, Etretat being a small seaside town about 26 kilometres north of Le Havre and the place where No. 1 General Hospital was located for the duration of the War.