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Basil John Boggis

Served with Essex County Constabulary from Jun 13, 1938 and died on Oct 2, 1944.

Police Constable Basil John Boggis was the son of John Sydney and Violet Edith Boggis and was born on 27th August 1915 in East Ham, London E6. He had been employed as a joiner with B. G. Brooks Ltd of Barkingside before joining Essex County Constabulary on 13th June 1938.

After training at Headquarters he was posted to Braintree from 6th August 1938. On 4th September 1939 (the day after the war broke out) Basil was transferred to Witham, and it was while there he married Hilda Victoria Boggis of Hatfield Peverel. His final posting was to Steeple Bumpstead on 12th September 1940. He remained there until leaving the police on 13th September 1943.

The following day he joined the army. Basil Boggis was killed in action on Monday, 2nd October 1944, whilst serving as Lance Corporal 14664830 with 3rd Battalion, Irish Guards. He was aged 29. He was buried in grave 11. A. 7. at Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery in The Netherlands.

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