John Frederick Boaz

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Private John Frederick Boaz
Life dates
1923 - 27 Jun 2012
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Postings
Unit or location Role Posted from until
Broadheath Patrol Patrol member Unknown 03 Dec 1944
National ID
QKJ 039859
Occupation

Farm worker

Address
Middle Lightwood Farm, Lightwood Lane, near Cotheridge, Worcestershire
Other information

Recruited in 1941 he is recorded as at Middle Lightwood Farm near Cotheridge, and as an 'Auth. User.' This allowed him petrol use. John and Robert were brothers.

Mr Boaz believes he was chosen because as a “country lad”, he knew the area well. He had ambitions to be an air gunner but had to stay at home to help with the farm so he remained in Samson patrol until he was stood down in December 1944.

John was interviewed for an article in The Worcester News in 2010.

References

TNA ref WO199/3389
1939 Register
Worcester News.