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Alfred Samuel Boswell

Service or Civilian:

Royal Garrison Artillery

Rank or Occupation:


Birth Details:

September 1897, Rochford District


Living with family in Shoebury Barracks

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Known Relatives:

Samuel Boswell, Father, 27 in 1911
Louie Boswell, Mother (37 in 1911)
Willie Boswell, Brother (8 in 1911)

Death Details:

18th September 1918

Burial Location:

Saint Andrew South Shoebury, Grave 169

Southend Connection:

Born, lived, served and died in Shoebury.

Story Summary:

Alfred Boswell was the son of Royal Garrison Artillery Gunner and was bought up in the garrison. He joined up aged 14 in 1912 and died aged 21 in 1918.

Additional Details:

Enlisted in the army in 1912
Service Number: 36989
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
Aged: 14 years 192 days
Date: 12th March 1912
Height: 5’0”
Weight: 95lbs
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Religion: C of E

Died: 17th September 1918
Buried at St Andrews, Shoeburyness
Son of Mr. S. Boswell, of 135, West Rd., Shoeburyness.
303rd Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery
Grave 169



Alfred Boswell
Alfred Boswell Service Record 1
Alfred Boswell Service Record 2
Southend Trail Map Medium
St Andrews and St Peters