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Quorn WW1 Roll of Honour - Percy Boyer

Died 3rd May 1918, aged 18
La Bassée Canal, France


Percy Boyer was born in Quorn, in October 1899, just as the 19th century was coming to a close. He was one of five children of Joseph Kinch Boyer and Sarah Boyer (née Chapman), who had married in 1893. The family lived and worked at 3 Station Road, next to the old fish and chip shop (Startins, then Dockrays) and next door but one to the White Horse pub. Joseph made boots and shoes and Sarah sold not only the footwear, but also sweets and confectionery.

Percy was one of the youngest lads from Quorn to die in WW1, and was just 18½ when he was killed in action in France. He is buried in Gonnehem British Cemetery.

Sarah and Joseph lived at 3 Station Road until their deaths; Sarah in 1944 and Joseph in 1946.

Below:
1) Percy Boyer.
2) The older photograph of Station Road shows Boyers shop(s) on the right (the white rendered property). As can be seen in the later picture, the shops have since been demolished, and this area now forms part of the outdoor seating space of the White Horse.


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 Submitted on: 2020-01-13
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman with thanks to Peter Boyer
 Artefact ID: 2331
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