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  • Richard and David Boyfield (R)
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
David Boyfield was born in Worksop, Notts in 1896. He was one of eight boys born to William and Sarah Jane Boyfield all born in Worksop and lived at 24 St Cuthbert Street. When David was 4 years old his father died age 54 and his mother married in Worksop four years later to William Parkes. David started his working life as pony driver in the Manton pit, before he, and his older brother, Richard, enlisted in the Lincolnshire Regiment.
09 Aug 1915
699199 - CWGC Website
10510
Private
6th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Extract from Worksop Guardian 3 September 1915 "He joined the 6th Lincolns twelve months ago and for the last two months he had taken a manful part in operations in the Dardanelles. A younger brother, Private David Boyfield age 19 joined the same regiment shortly after his brother. He too was drafted out and the lads fought side by side. In his last letter home, written on 2nd August, Private Richard Boyfield says that he and his brother were well, but were having a rough time".
CWG additional information:- Son of Richard and Sarah Jane Parkes, of 11, St. Cuthbert St., Worksop, Notts. Named on the Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli). His elder brother, Richard, died the day before in the same regiment and same place. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Richard and David Boyfield (R)
    Photo Courtesy Robert Ilett - Richard and David Boyfield (R)
  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    David Boyfield - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.