Born in Rotherham 1896, Harry Boardman was the son of George Henry Boardman, a stove grate and range designer. In 1911 the family were living in Glen Parva, Leicester having previously lived on Percy Street in Rotherham.
He enlisted in Rotherham into the 6th battalion Lincolnshire regiment, service number 9/13781, and was promoted to Serjeant serving in the Balkans (Gallipoli) in Sep 1915, Egypt Jan 1916 and France from Jul 1916. In November 1916 he was awarded the DCM for conspicuous gallantry in action for holding a bombing post alone, throwing bombs at the enemy and checking their advance.
He received his commission in May 1917 and served as 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Marine Light Infantry.
He died in an accident at Chatham, Kent on 16 Jul 1917 aged 21 and is buried in Moorgate cemetery.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission website show his parents George Henry and Catherine Elizabeth Boardman were living on Nelson Street, Rotherham.
(Article and image kindly supplied by Steve Walsh)