Charles Boden.

. From a local paper = 31/3/1917   A lucky escape.  Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Boden, of Church walk Peterborough; have received a letter from their son Lieut. C. Boden, K O Y L I who, as reported in the "Standard" last week, has been wounded and has returned to duty.  He states that he has been suffering from a slight wound in the right hand and grazes on the face. His glove was riddled with shrapnel, and he has also found pieces in his trench coat.  Lieut. Boden considers he has had a luck escape for he was blown into the air by shell explosion.  " I am not suffering from shell shock., he adds.  Mr. & Mrs. Boden and their many friends are naturally greatly relieved.

From a local paper = 24/3/1917   Lieut. Charles Boden, Cyclist Battalion and attached to the King's own Yorkshire light Infantry, was wounded on March 14th.  Happily the wound was slight, and after being in hospital for a few days Lieut. Boden was able to return to duty.  He is the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. G. H. Boden, St. Chad's Church Walk, Peterborough.  Another son Pte. E. Boden, London Regt. is at Salonika.

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09/04/2012

. . Martyn Smith