Boustead Family Genealogy Forum
I am looking for information on a branch of the Boustead family from London, England. Thomas Boustead was my gGrandfather. He was born in Nov 1861, place unknown and was married on 18 May 1879, spouse unknown. To the best of my knowledge there were 8 children from this marriage as follows: Mary Ellen, b. 22 Mar 1880; Thomas Alfred, b. 6 Mar 1882; Robert Charles, my grandfather, b. 26 Nov 1883 in London, d. 18 Nov 1916 somewhere in France during WWI; Albert Edward, b. 15 Dec 1885; Florence, Mary, b. 4 Mar 1888; Martha Maud, b. 20 Mar 1890; Amy Ethal, b. 27 May 1892; and Grace Dorothy, b. 7 Feb 1896.
Robert Charles was a member of the Royal Army, 5th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers during the Boer War. He married Arabella Gladstone and they had 4 children, 2 of them born in Canada. The family emigrated to Canada around 1911. Robert Charles joined the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force in 1915, embraked for England on 18 Jun 1916 and was killed in action as noted above. Robert Charles was a carpenter by trade but was also very religious and even contemplated becoming a missionary.
All of these names and birth dates have been extracted from a family bible that my mother has. I do not have any other information on any of these people and would appreciate anything that someone may be able to add.
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