William Boddy was born in 1898 in Doncaster to John and Rebecca Boddy. His family lived at South Street, Doncaster and his father worked as Railway Shunter.
He joined the army on 31st of August 1916 when he was 18 years old where his job was a messenger. William was a member of the 4th battalion of the Durham Light Infantry and joined the 2nd Battalion on February 1918.
William Boddy was killed in action on the 21st of March 1918. Williams name appears on the Arras Memorial.
Submitted by John Boddy