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BirthMale; 20 June 1891; Stourbridge, Worcestershire [264]
Death19 Dec 1916, age 25; Battle of the Somme
Death MemoMissing in action on the Somme [71]
BurialRecorded at the Thiepval memorial
EducationPreparatory: Till and Wright’s Preparatory School, Malvern, and/or
Preparatory: Summer 1900 to Spring 1901, West House School, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK
1906-09, Radley College, Oxfordshire UK [264]
OccupationWoollen merchant [71]
MilitaryCaptain in the British army, 6th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
ResidenceBerkswell, Warwickshire UK, UK

Captain Guy Livingstone Boddington, Royal Warwickshire Rgmt, Thiepval memorial Captain Guy Livingstone Boddington, Royal Warwickshire Rgmt, Solihull war memorial Captain Guy Livingstone BODDINGTON (b.1891)


1        Married, 1916
DeathDeceased, age not recorded
Marriage 2Q1916, Pewsey, Wiltshire UK
Child (1):Joan Elizabeth BODDINGTON (1916 - )

Notes for Captain Guy Livingstone BODDINGTON

Missing in action, believed captured. It was a year before his status became 'presumed dead'. He is listed on the war memorial (pictured above) in Solihull, Warwickshire UK.

Burial location: Thiepval, France, pier and face 9A 9B & 10B. [71]

Between 1906 and 1909 Guy was at Radley College and is remembered on our memorial arch. [272]

Guy's comments appear in his sister his parents domestic Visitor Book. [269]

The website Solihull Life provides an excellent summary of Guy's life, and a Leamington Spa Courier report of the circumstances of his death. [315]

Prior to the war he worked for his father's company, Samuel Boddington & Sons, Woollen merchants, Cannon Street, Birmingham.

Family notes for Captain Guy Livingstone BODDINGTON and Barbara 'Babs' SEVERN

After Guy's death Babs & Joan went to live at the home of Samuel BODDINGTON, although Joan was born in Conway and I am not aware that Samuel BODDINGTON had a property there. Joan's parents home perhaps, although Guy and Babs were married in Pewsey, Wiltshire? [269]


71.  Book, Imperial War Museum
243.  Marriage certificate
264.  Email, Alison Houghton, West House School, 12 July 2014
269.  Personal information, Tim Boddington (Webmaster)
272.  Email, Jonathan McGowan, Radley College, Abingdon, 20 November 2014
315.  Website, 04 November 2017, Solihull Life

Person record last updated: 1 Feb 2023

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