Boardman, William Rockley –

Son of Albert and Harriet Boardman; nephew of Mary Westwell, of 3, Brook Street, Bolton Road, Westhoughton, Lancashire. Formerly employed as a railway goods porter by the London and North Western Railway Company at Atherton. A Corporal in the Bolton Corps of the St. John Ambulance Brigade, attached to the Royal Marine Medical Unit. Also served with the Sick Berth Reserve in WWII.

Personal details

  • Surname: Boardman
  • Forename: William Rockley
  • Date of birth: October 27th, 1893
  • Birth place: Neston, Cheshire
  • Place of residence: Westhoughton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: Not known
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: Not known
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Senior Reserve Attendant
  • Unit: HMS Victory. (St. John Ambulance Brigade).
  • Service number: M9493 (Ch.)
  • Regiment: Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve
  • Enlistment date: August 9th, 1914 - 1914-08-09
  • Enlistment location: Not known
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: St / V / BW
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known


  • CWGC Memorial: Not known
  • CWGC reference: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 29/01/1915
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 5e

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