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Hubert Thomas Boucher

Boucher, Hubert Thomas Driver 199163 206th Field Company, Royal Engineers
Died 5 February 1917 aged 19
Remembered on Ash War Memorial
Buried in Hem Communal Cemetery, Somme
Remembered on his parents' gravestone in Ash Cemetery (G657)

Hubert Boucher was the only son of Charles George and Millicent Boucher of 5 Grove Road, Ash Vale. The 1911 census tells us that Hubert and his sister Beatrice were born in Wraxall in North Somerset, and that the family had then been living in Wraxall. Mr Boucher was a waggoner on a farm.

Soldiers Died tells us that Hubert enlisted at Farnham, and a form completed for the Ash War Memorial committee tells us that he had served for six months before his death.

Before he joined up Hubert had worked for Henry Murrell of Grange Farm as an under carrier. In May 1916 Mr Murrell complained that he had joined up whilst they had not yet got the potatoes and mangolds in. His application for exemption was refused, but it was pointed out that after Hubert had been before the medical board he could return to work until he was 19.

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