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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
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- Boynton brothers -

Unknown person Name : Boynton brothers

Sons of : Harry Thomas Boynton and Florence Boynton (née Lale), of Lake, Isle of Wight.

Richard Thomas Boynton (sometimes given as Thomas Richard Boynton) :

Born : 24 Jan 1896, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Albert Sydney (sometimes spelled Sidney) Boynton :

Born : 5 Feb 1898, Godshill, Isle of Wight.
  Census information :

1901 : Harry and Florence Boynton, with their children including Richard aged 5 and Albert aged 3, are at 3 Newcomen Terrace, Newcomen Road, Lake. Harry Boynton is an Agent for Singer Sewing Machines.

1911 : Harry and Florence Boynton, with their children including Richard aged 15 and Albert aged 13, are at 2 Alexander Terrace, Newcomen Road, Lake. Harry Boynton is a Commission Agent, Richard Boynton is a Telegraph Messenger (G.P.O) and Albert Boynton is an Errand Boy (Grocer).

  Service Details :

AB J20474 Thomas Richard Boynton, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Queen Mary.

Joined as a Boy Sailor 17th September 1912. Trained on Impregnable, Endymion & Victory, and was posted to HMS Queen Mary on 16th September 1913.
Signed up for 12 years on 24th January 1914 as a Telegraph Messenger on HMS Queen Mary.
Age 18, Height 5 feet 2½ Inches.
Killed in Action on H.M.S. Queen Mary at Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916, aged 20.

Commemorated at : Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.

CWGC Record
  Service Details :

Sapper 210893 Albert Sydney Boynton, Royal Engineers

Enlisted - 21st February 1916. To Army Reserve 22nd February 1916.
Declared Age - 18 Years 16 Days. Height 5 feet 5 inches. Weight 120 lbs.
Corps - Royal Engineers.
Regtl. No. 210893.
Rank- Pioneer.
Mobilised - 30th October 1916. Rank Sapper.
Telegraphist Wireless Operator - Rated Proficient 26/4/1917.
Posted to France - 3/5/1917
Rated Skilled 27/10/1917
Rated Superior 4/10/1918
No 1 GHQ Wireless Observation Group.
Died 27/11/1918 aged 20 - Influenza & Bronchial Pneumonia
Casualty Details :

Died : 27 Nov 1918

Buried at : Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Carisbrooke Castle County War Memorial Panel 01
Lake Church of the Good Shepherd War Memorial
Lake War Memorial
Sandown Christ Church War Memorial
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

Isle of Wight County Press

2 Jun 1917

In fond remembrance of our dear brothers, Jack Sheath and Tom Boynton, who lost their lives on H.M.S. Queen Mary May 31st, 1916 - From Floss and Char.[1]
They have gone to their last commission,
To that beautiful ship called Rest,
And now they are gently sleeping,
Safe on their Saviour's breast.

[1] Floss is Florence Elizabeth Boynton, elder sister of Tom Boynton, and Char is her husband, Charles Henry Sheath. His brother was Robert John Sheath, known as John or Jack. Jack Sheath is commemorated at Brading : St Mary's Churchyard on his parents' headstone.
  Further information :

Harry Thomas Boynton and his brother Archibald Boynton also served during WW I.

For their details see H T and A Boynton
  Links :

H.M.S. Queen Mary casualty list
  Acknowledgments :

Paul Boynton for family and service information. Harry Thomas Boynton was his Great Grandfather; Albert Sydney and Richard Thomas Boynton were his Great Uncles.
  Page status :
Page last updated : 17 March 2014 (added to website)


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