Name:-    Boylan, John   

Nationality:-    UK

Age :-   27

Rank:-   Lance Corporal

Number:-  15949

Medal:-

Service:-   Army

Regiment / ship:-     7th/8th Bn., King's Own Scottish Borderers

Date of death:-   8th August, 1916

Cemetery / Memorial:-    Thiepval Memorial,

Area of cemetery / memorial :-    Pier and Face 4A and 4D

Family information:-    Son of John Boylan, Victoria Place, Rattray, Blairgowrie

1901 census ...

Victoria Place, Rattray, Perthshire

John Boylan, head, 40, ag lab, b. Ireland

Kate Boylan, wife, 40, b. Rattray

Mary Boylan, daughter, 14, bobbin shifter, b. Rattray

John Boylan, son, 12, scholar, b. Rattray

Michael Boylan, son, 10, scholar, b. Rattray

Winnifred Boylan, daughter, 8, scholar, b.Rattray

Catherine Boylan, daughter, 5, b. Rattray

James Boylan, son, 1, b. Rattray

Extra information:-

On Blairgowrie War Memorial in the Wellmeadow.  In the 1881 there is only one Boylan living in the Blairgowrie district.  She is Margaret, who is unmarried, 17, and a domestic servant in the household of Margaret MacGregor, hotel keeper, Bank Buildings, Wellmeadow.  Mrs. MacGregor was also unmarried, and aged 62.  Margaret Boylan was from Ireland.  Did members of her family come across to join her?

 

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