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Pte. 27311 Harold Bosson

27311 Private Harold Bosson was born on the 19th March 1894 in Scholar Green, he was the only son to John and Kezia (nee Lowe) Bosson, and he had three sisters called Ivy Mary, Dorothy and Nancy. Harold’s parents married in All Saints Church, Odd Rode in 1892, Harold was Christened in the same church on 8th April 1894. His occupation was a colliery banksman he had blue eyes and dark brown hair and was unmarried.


Harold enlisted on 07/12/1915 in Talke. Part of his Military Service Record is as follows:

Home (home means in Britain) between 09/12/1915 - 03/09/1916. He embarked from Folkestone on the 3rd September 1916, disembarking in Boulogne on the same day, he joined his regiment in the field on the 4th September 1916, and he then transferred to the 7th Battalion, North Lancashire Regiment on the 21st September 1916.


Harold was wounded on the 6th November 1916 in the field, his wounds were GSW (gun shot wounds) to the eyes, arms, right cheek and shoulder, on the 7th November he was admitted into the 44th CC (casualty clearing) station in Puchevillers, he died of these wounds on the 10th November 1916.

Mrs Kezia Bosson received her sons belongings on the 25th August 1917, these consisted of: 2 disc’s, 1 testament, 1 metal ring (broken), 1 small crucifix, 1 note book, 1 fountain pen, letters, photo’s & cards, I pencil, I paper wallet & stationary and 1 bag.


Harold is buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery, grave No: V1.A.10

Medal Card