Loveden area of Lincolnshire – Local History & Information

Alfred Booles

Alfred Percy Booles was born in Ewerby in 1887.  He was still there in 1911 (at 31 Jerry Yard) with his parents, James and Elizabeth (nee Brailsford).  Alfred and his father were both labourers.

On Boxing Day 1911 Alfred married Jemima Pass.  Her parents were John Pass (an ironstone labourer, born Frieston) and Sarah (nee Pheasant, born Caythorpe).  In 1891 they were living at Hillside Cottage Fulbeck and by 1901 they were in Sudthorpe (nr Fulbeck).  In 1911 (before their marriage) Jemima was living in Leicester.  Alfred and Jemima probably lived in Fulbeck.

Jemima died on 3rd March 1915, aged 24.  On the same day Alfred volunteered for the Lincolnshire Regiment at Grantham.  Their infant son, James Alfred, died 2 months later (14th May).  Alfred’s father James died later the same year.

Alfred was sent to France in July the same year and was killed in action on 21st October 1915, having transferred to 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. He was 29.  He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, as well as the Fulbeck War Memorial.   So Elizabeth Booles lost her husband, son, daughter in law and grandson in the same year.

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