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Name:
Edward Bousfield
Casualty No.:
Initials:
E
Service No.:
69865
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Cotherstone
Age at Death:
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
Royal Tank Corps, "G" Bn
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Barnard Castle
Home Address:
Laneside, Middleton-in-Teesdale
Civilian Employment:
Cause of Death:
Killed in a tank in fighting
Date of Death:
31-January-1917
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium, Panel 56
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Family Details:

Born to Robert Bousfield, a farmer, and Jane Watson. One of his brothers was killed in the war a month before Edward.

Married Elizabeth Alice Dent in 1905. The 1911 census lists him as living in Laneside, Middleton-In-Teesdale, with his wife and stepson Anthony Cleasby Lowson. 

Notes:

He was working at a local whinstone quarry before the war and was one of the first in the district to join up. He enlisted in Barnard Castle and was initially based in the in the 15th Battalion, DLI, before serving with the Tank Corps. 

He fought in the Battle of Loos and was wounded on 1st July 1916 in the Somme but later returned to service. 

Teesdale Mercury-06/10/1915: Upperdale notes: Mention in letter concerning G Bell killed in action

Teesdale Mercury-19/07/1916: Upper dale notes: Mention in letter home from J G Walton - Injured

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Sources:
Local Memorials: www,newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Ranks: MiT UTASS project data; Unit: MiT UTASS project data; Date of Birth: MiT UTASS project data; Place of Birth: MiT UTASS project data; Place Enlisted: MiT UTASS project data; Home Address: MiT UTASS project data; Cause of Death: http://teesdalemercuryarchive.org/pdf/1917/August-29/August-29-1917-05.pdf; Overseas Commemorated: MiT UTASS project data and Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Family Details: MiT UTASS project data; Family Details: http://teesdalemercuryarchive.org/pdf/1918/August-07/August-07-1918-03.pdf; Family Details: MiT UTASS project data; Service Number: www.cwgc.org; Date of Death Day: www.cwgc.org; Date of Death Month: www.cwgc.org; Date of Death Year: www.cwgc.org;