Private
George Roland Bozeat

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About George Roland

  • Name
    George Roland
  • Initials
    GR
  • Surname
    Bozeat
  • Date of Birth
    23 July 1897
  • Birth town
    Rushden, Northamptonshire
  • Resided town
    Boston, Lincolnshire
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
    English
  • Place of death
    Boston, Lincolnshire
  • Date of death
    June 1968
  • Married
    yes
  • Occupation
    Boot Repairer

Service Information

  • Royal Marines - Royal Marines

  • Service Number
    PL1313S
  • Rank
    Private

Biography

George Bozeat was born on 23 July 1897, to parents George and Caroline who came from Boston, Lincs. His father George was a boot repairer and dealer and George also had a younger brother, Arthur.  In 1901, the family were living in Rushden, Northamptonshire, a known centre for the footwear industry in which his father worked.  By 1911, the family had moved to 8 Church Street, Boston.

George enlisted on 14 December 1915 and joined the Royal Marines.  Regretably, nothing further about his war service has been discovered.

George remained in Boston where he married Bertha House in 1919 and worked as a boot repairer and dealer.  They had two sons: Hensley (1921) and Frederick (1926).  In 1939 the family are living at 14 Church Street, Boston.  George is a retail boot dealer and repairer and his son, Hensley, is working for the Air Ministry as an assistant auditor in the audit and exchequer department.  George died in Boston, Lincolnshire in 1968, aged 70.

During World War I, in addition to their usual stations aboard ship, Royal Marines were part of the Royal Naval Division which landed in Belgium in 1914, to help defend Antwerp and later took part in the amphibious landing at Gallipoli in 1915. It also served on the Western Front in the trenches.  http://bit.ly/2oO7KZA

Please get in touch if you can tell us anything more about George and his family.

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