Harry Boardman

Bank: Williams Deacon’s Bank

Place of work: Rotherham branch

Died: 16 July 1917


Harry Boardman was born in Rotherham in 1895, the son of George Henry Boardman, a designer of stove grates and ranges, and his wife Catherine. In 1912 he went to work for Williams Deacon's Bank at its Rotherham branch.


During the First World War Boardman joined the army. While serving in France as a Serjeant in the Lincolnshire Regiment he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry in holding a bombing post alone, on 25 November 1916. He was later commissioned into the Royal Marine Light Infantry.


Second Lieutenant Harry Boardman was killed in an accident at Chatham on 16 July 1917. He was 21 years old.


Harry Boardman is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Hardman Boulevard office, Manchester

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