Charles Boling was baptised at St Mary’s Thame on 6 Feb 1896 the son of Charles and Agnes Boiling who lived at 11 Park St, Thame.
He gave his occupation as a farm labourer when he enlisted in the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry (16826) on 14 Dec 1914 aged 19 yrs and 12 days and now of 5 Chinnor Road, Thame.
Charlie was seriously wounded in the right thigh left leg and right foot in France 18 Aug 1916 eventually being medically discharged from the army on 29 Jan 1918 and awarded his Silver War badge.
He was never a well man after discharge and died of TB at Radcliffe Infirmary Oxford on 24 December 1920. He was buried at St Mary’s Churchyard, Thame on 29 Dec 1920, although the grave has no marker.
He is remembered now on a memorial stone erected in August 2014 close to where he and his mother are buried.
He is also remembered on Thame War Memorial and on St Mary’s Church Memorial Board.
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