Capt. Thomas Leonard Boden MC and bar

He lost an arm in WW1

1885 Oct 17. Born Birmingham

1891 census at 18, Grove Terrace, Handsworth

1901 census at 18, Grove Terrace Grove Lane, Handsworth

1905 Mar. Approx date of enlistment in Coldstream Guards from Service no.

1911 census at 189 Grove Lane Handsworth (one of MIC addresses)

1913 Oct/Dec Married Emily Culleton at Windsor, Berks

1914 Oct 1. The undermentioned Warrant and Non- Commissioned Officers to be Second Lieutenants for service in the field: —The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) . Serjeant Thomas Leonard Boden.

1915 Feb 22. 2nd Lt to be Lt. The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). T. L. Boden

1915 Dec 2. The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Lieutenant T. L. Boden to be Adjutant.

1916 Jan 29. The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Lieutenant Thomas L. Boden to be temporary Captain, supernumerary to establishment. Dated

1916 Jun Born son Anthony M C Boden (Culleton listed as mother) . The Times report says 2 children, but I can only find 1.

1916 Jun 15 MID gazetted.

1917 Jan 1. MC Gazetted

1917 Jan 1. Midd'x R — The undermentioned Lts to be Capts T L Boden, M C , Adt

1917 Apr 23 At 7am, "Lt. Col. A.G.DAWSON was killed by a machine gun bullet, Capt. Adjutant T.L BODEN. M.C. took over command."

1917 Apr 23 at 9 am. Capt. T.L. BODEN M.C. was badly wounded by shrapnel. ?/? P.W. SMITH took over command of the Battalion At this time communication with Brigade and other formations was very difficult, and information of the position was very indefinite.

1917 Aug 16 Bar to MC gazetted "Capt. Thomas Leonard Boden, M.C., Midd'x. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. As Adjutant, he led two companies through heavy fire, and showed great skill in his dispositions. He then returned through the barrage, and heroically directed the advance of the remaining companies. (M.C. gazetted 1st January, 1917.)

1919 Nov 21. Midd'x R. — Capt. T. L. Boden, M.C., retires, receiving a gratuity.

1919 He is co-respondant in divorce case. Divorce Court File: 3752. Appellant: Walter James Baker. Respondent: Mary Ellen Baker. Co-respondent: Thomas L Boden. Type: Husband's petition for divorce

1920 Nov 20 . Sentenced to 7 days in prison for abandoning his wife and 2 children.

1920 Dec 8. Joined ADRIC with service no 1193. Posted L Coy

1921 May 28 Posted R Coy

1921 Jun 3 Forfeits 6 days pay

Fined £1 by Coy Commander

1921 Oct 30 Admitted to Stevens Hospital

1921 Dec 3. Posted E Coy

1922 Jan 24 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1929 Electoral Roll. Living at 100 Brixton Rd, Lambeth with Mary Ellen Boden (presumably Mary Ellen Baker in 1919 divorce, her maiden name is probably Parker. Either way, they do not seem to have married, nor did he seem to divorce Emily Culleton )

1932 Electoral Roll living at 92 Christchurch Rd, Tulse Hill with Mary Ellen Boden

1935 Feb 23. He is working on the British Museum Staff.

1939 Register. He is living at 370 Two Mile Hill Road , Bristol C.B., Gloucestershire. He is a lecturer in Archaeology at British Museum & a retired Army Captain

1951 Married at Hitchin, Herts to Betty Garner This is the only other marriage on registers, but I have no idea if this is our man.

1961 Oct/Dec Died Epping, Essex

I am trying gather information on my grandfather, Thomas Leonard Boden who died in Epping around 1961. He was estranged from my grandmother, Emily Culleton after WWI and I believe he married again and had a family. Any information would be useful.

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