Albert Rd War Memorial

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At the remembrance parade service, two families were mentioned who have three names each on the Memorial.


The ATTENBOROUGH’s

These were the sons of Mr and Mrs. H A Attenborough, Druid St, Hinckley

PRIVATE ARTHUR ATTENBOROUGH 9719

Killed in Action Sunday 3rd September l9l6 2ND BATTALION ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT

Thiepval Memorial, France Pier and Faces 9A, 9B and 10B

AGE 31

Born Nuneaton Enlisted Coventry Living in Hinckley

PRIVATE WALTER GEORGE ATTENBOROUGH 15494

Killed in Action Saturday 25th September 1915 with the 2ND BATTALION OXFORDSHIRE AND BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY

Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France Plot 2 Row B Grave 4

AGE 26

Born Hinckley, Enlisted Rugby, Living in Hinckley

PRIVATE RICHARD FREDERICK ATTENBOROUGH 7693

Killed in Action Friday 15th September 1916 with the 1ST BATTALION LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT

Guards Cemetery, Les Boeufs, France Plot ll Row S Grave 5

AGE 29

Born Hinckley Enlisted Leicester Living in Hinckley

So, only a week after the announced death of Arthur Attenborough of the Warwickshire Regiment. Now, comes the news that another son, Private Richard Frederick Attenborough of the Leicestershire Regiment, fell in the fighting on the Somme on September 15th. This completely wiped out the Attenborough family’s three sons.

The BOLESWORTH’S

CORPORAL WILLIAM BOLESWORTH 10061

Died of Wounds Thursday 13th May 1915 with the 1ST BATTALION LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT

Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France Plot 1 Row A Grave 12 .

Born Hinckley Enlisted Leicester Living in Hinckley

PRIVATE SYDNEY ‘TOGO’ BOLESWORTH 7832, DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, CROIX DE GUERRE

Killed in Action Monday lst October 1917 with the 9TH BATTALION LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMEN T

Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium Panels 50 to 51

AGE 29

Born Hinckley Enlisted Hinckley j

LANCE-CORPORAL JAMES BOLESWORTH 7521

Killed in Action Friday 15th September 1916 with the 1ST BATTALION LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT

Guillemont Road Cemetery, France Plot 6 Row D Grave 4

AGE 30

Born Hinckley Enlisted Hinckley Living in Hinckley 

Husband of Mrs. Sarah Bolesworth, Hanley, Stoke on Trent.

The mother, Mrs. Bolesworth of Druid Street, had also five grandsons and a son-in-law with the colours:

SONS Cpl. William Bolesworth, Leics. Regt.

Pte. Sydney Bolesworth, Leics. Regt

Pte. James Bolesworth, Leics. Regt.

Pte. Walter Bolesworth, Leics. Regt.

GRANDSONS Pte. George Fairfax, Leics. Regt.

Pte. Tom Bolesworth, Leics. Regt

Pte. William Bolesworth, Leics. Regt.

Pte. Sidney Bolesworth, Leics. Regt.

Pte. W Bolesworth, Leics. Regt

SON IN LAW Pte. H. Hackett, Warks Regt.

By Fred Hartshorn

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