Tag: hugh boyle

Pals – The Ultimate Sacrifice

The Pals battalions of World War I were specially constituted battalions of the British Army comprising men who had enlisted together in local recruiting drives, with the promise that they would be able to serve alongside their friends, neighbours and colleagues (“pals“), rather than being arbitrarily allocated to random placements. Although the ideology wasn’t published, […]

Hugh Boyle, KIA during WW1

Continuing my research into all the people noted on the Auchentibber War Memorial. This time, Private Hugh Boyle. His parents, James and Mary Boyle (nee MacKenzie) came to Blantyre from Bridgeton between 1896 and 1901. Employed as a coal miner, James and his wife moved to Peesweep Row at Auchentibber with their young son, Hugh […]