Edwin Boardman was born at 2 Waterworks Street, Bootle on the 23rd February 1892 and baptised on the 27th March at St.Mary’s C.of E. Church, Bootle.
 
Also baptised at St.Mary’s Bootle were his twin siblings, Elizabeth and Thomas Boardman, who were born at 22 Pine Grove, Bootle on the 22nd June 1901 and baptised on the 21st July 1901. A further brother, Richard was born at 19 Laburnum Place, Bootle on the 25th December 1893 and baptised on the 13th May 1894 at St.Paul's C.of E. Church, Kirkdale.
 
Their parents, William Boardman and Margaret (nee Maguire), were married in 1889 at St.Mary’s C.of E. Church, Walton
 
1901 Census - 22 Pine Grove, Bootle cum Linacre - Parents William and Margaret with children, William H, Edwin, Richard and George
 
1911 Census - 5 Recreation Street, Bootle - Parents William and Margaret with children Edwin, Richard, George, Thomas and John. Parents married 21 years with 8 children born and 5 still alive.
Edwin was a carter (coal merchant) in 1911.
 
A report on his death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 2nd February 1917. His photo appeared in the report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
   Driver Edwin Boardman, R.F.A., died of dysentery at Afion Kara, Hissar, Turkey, on October 2nd. He was with General Townshend at the fall of Kut, where he was taken prisoner on April 29th last, and was removed to Afion Kara. A promising young fellow, he was 24 years of age, and before the war had served in India for four years. He was an "old boy" of Hawthorne Road School, and in civilian life was employed by Mr. Robert Fawcett, coal merchant, Gloucester-road. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Boardman, 5, Recreation-street, Bootle, who have two other sons in the Army.

Bootle Times 2nd February 1917

 
His parents were still living at 5 Recreation Street, Bootle after the war.