PRIVATE ARTHUR BOALER
29TH MAY 1915 AGE 18
BURIED: LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, TURKEY
"Dad", Francis Frederick Boaler, was a lithographic printer in Manchester. I don't think I'm making too much of an assumption to say that he was probably a member of the Manchester branch of the Amalgamated Society of Lithographic Printers, which was formed in Manchester in 1880. I say this because the Society was the lithographic print-workers union and father Boaler makes a point of saying that his son was "a British workman's son"; it's a point of pride with him. Yet, this "British workman's son" "took the sword in honour's cause" like the finest knights of chivalry.
'In Honour's Cause' (1896), by the popular author George Manville Fenn (1831-1909), was the title of an adventure story set in the reign of King George I in which the young hero is loyal to the Jacobite cause in opposition to the Hanoverian kings and fights to avenge his father's honour.
Arthur Boaler served with 'A' Company 7th Battalion Manchester Regiment. The regiment arrived in Gallipoli on 7 May 1915 and Arthur was wounded in an attack on the Turkish trenches on the 29th. He died of his wounds shortly afterwards at a Field Ambulance station.