David Arthur Bossom


Born in Oxford in 1883, David Arthur Bossom was the son of Oxford-born Fred Bossom, waterman, and Ellen nee Beckley born in Tubney, Berkshire; in 1891 they were living at 12 Thames Street, Oxford. In 1911 Arthur is living in High Street, Wheatley as a house painter with his wife Nellie nee Shepherd, born in Wheatley, both of them Chapel members. He signed his Attestation papers on 11 December 1915 giving his occupation as painter and his address as Crown Road. He seems to have joined the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry for a short time and then transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, 63 Coy, 37th Division, Regimental No. 82736. He embarked at Folkestone on 15 February 1917, and was wounded in action on 28 April. On 1 October 1918 he was transferred to 2 Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, with the Regimental Number 43790. The Oxford Chronicle of 11 May 1917 reported that he had been wounded. See also reference to him in the Wheatley in a World at War chapter.

He lived at 73 High Street.

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