war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Thomas Boakes
Age 39.
43 Kitchener Road, Elms Vale, Dover.
Regt. Training Reserve Batt.
Record of Service Papers.
Thomas Boakes
Corps – 24th Training Reserve Battn.
Next of kin – William Boakes – Brother –address unknown – Mrs Spiers.
British War and Victory Medal.
From No. 2 Infantry Record Office, Staines Road, Hounslow.
To Mrs E. M. Spiers
43 Kitchener Road, Dover.
I am directed to forward the under mentioned articles of private property of the late No. G/14032 Rank Private – Name T. Boakes - Regt 6th Bn The Buffs – and would kindly acknowledge receipt of the same on the form opposite:- 2 Discs, Letters.
Medical History of
Boakes Thomas.
Birthplace - Dover Kent.
Trade - General Dealer.
Enlisted at Dover on 5th March 1917.
Conduct Sheet.
Boakes Thomas.
Trade - General Dealer.
Place – Watford – 18/4/17 – Pte.
Offence – Having a dirty rifle and unshaven on the 8am. parade.
Punishment – 3 days confined to billet.
Mrs E. M. Spiers,
43, Kitchener Road, Dover, Kent.
Relationship – Housekeeper.
Rates of allowance Paid
Separation allowance 9/-
Allotment of pay 3/6.
6th Bn The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
G/14032 Pte Boakes Thomas deceased.
Widow of soldier (widow crossed out, dependant entered) E. M. Spiers, 43 Kitchener Road, Dover.
Father of soldier – Dead.
Mother of soldier – Dead.
Brothers of soldier
Ben Boakes 1, Tower Hamlets Road, Dover.
William Boakes.
D??? Boakes.    David???? 1887????? FreeBMD
Sisters of soldier.
Ellen Rachell – Present address not known.
Killed in action 3 October 1917 Exp Force France

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