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Unknown person Name : Boynton brothers

Sons of : Richard Thomas Boynton and Elizabeth Boynton (née Francis), of Shanklin, Isle of Wight.

Harry Thomas Boynton :

Born : 21 February 1874, High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight.

Died : 1 November 1937 at 7 Prince Street, Ryde.

Archibald Boynton :

Born : April 1881, Shanklin, Isle of Wight. Baptised 1 May 1881 at Shanklin.

Date and place of death unknown.
  Census information :

1881 :Richard and Elizabeth Boyton [sic], with their children including Harry aged 7, and 'baby' aged under 1 month, are at 3, Commercial Place, High Street, Shanklin. Richard Boynton in a Tailor.

1891 :Elizabeth Boynton, widow, is with some of her children, including Archibald aged 10, at Landguard Road, Shanklin. She is living on her own means. Harry Thomas Boynton is not found on the Census returns.

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 :

Private (Acting Corporal) 321423 Harry Thomas Boynton, Labour Corps

Enlisted 11th June 1915
Labour Corps (L C)
Date of Discharge - 20th June 1918
Cause of Discharge - Para 392 (XV1) KR
  Service Details :

Private S/13764 Archibald Boynton, Army Service Corps

Enlisted 31st January 1898.
Army Service Corps No S/13764. Private. Butcher.
Age 18 years, 10 months. Height 5 feet 4¾ inches. Weight 122 lbs.
At drill and at trade in Aldershot & Salisbury 2/2/1898 to 5/10/1899.
Shipped to South Africa on SS Braemar Castle 6/10/1899, arriving at Stellenbosch 28/10/1899.
Served in Cape Town & Pretoria until 2/8/1902 when posted back to UK.
Transferred to Army Reserve 22/11/1902.
Married Lillian Mary Knowles in Muizenberg Cape of Good Hope 18/4/1906.
Daughter Elizabeth born 12/9/1908 Cape Town.
Reengaged in Army Reserve at Wynberg, Cape Town 29/10/1909 for 4 years.
Discharged on 30/1/1914 at the termination of engagement.
Awarded South African medal.
It seems that he also served in some capacity during WW I but no details are known, and no information about his further life are known.
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Shanklin St Blasius' Church Scroll of Remembrance - those who served
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

  Further information :

Two of Harry Thomas Boynton's sons, Richard Thomas and Albert Sydney, served and died in WW I.

For their details see R T and A S Boynton
  Links :

  Acknowledgments :

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


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