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Edward Boissier Board



He was born in 1876 in Clifton, Bristol. Christened 16th August 1876 St. Paul's Church, Clifton. Brother of John Henry. Bloxham School, Banbury, Oxfordshire 1889-1894. His Uncle, Rev. Frederick Scobell Boissier was Headmaster at Bloxham 1886-1898. Captain of school football XI. National Provincial Bank, Bath. Artillery Volunteers, Bristol. Athletes' Volunteer Force, Bath. Middlesex Regiment transferred to Royal Fusiliers WW1. Died 26th September 1916. Shot and killed instantly at the start of a costly attack. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial. He had only been married for 6 months.

Above Board family Back Row (L-R): ?, Austin Corner Board, John Henry Board, Edward Boissier Board, ?. Front Row: ?, Annie Louisa Board (mother), Edmund Corner Board (father), Murial Joan Board.

Above his brother John Henry Board, who also played fro Clifton.

Above Edward Boissier Board