BOUSFIELD, Edward E

Service:
Army
Rank:
Private
Unit:
Royal Tank Corps, "G" Bn
Place Enlisted:
Barnard Castle
Service Number:
69865
Home Address:
Laneside, Middleton-in-Teesdale
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. 

Date of Birth:
Unknown
Place of Birth:
Cotherstone
Death:
31st Jul 1917
Place of Death
Unknown
Cause of Death:
Killed in a tank in fighting
Place of Burial:
Unknown
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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