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Maurice Swinyard was the son of Mr and Mrs Edwin Swinyard, of Black Cottages, Colonel’s Lane, Boughton. Maurice Swinyard was born in Tenterden in 1890. In the 1911 census, Maurice was living in his parents’ household in Chilham and was working as a farm labourer. He married Jane Bicker in 1914. A daughter, Hilda, was born in the December quarter of 1915, and a son, Maurice, was born in the December quarter of 1916.
He lived in The Street, Boughton, with his wife and two children, and before enlisting, had been employed at Wellbrook Farm. He was the brother of Ernest Swinyard, who was killed in October 1918.
Private Maurice Swinyard is remembered with honour at Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, where his grave reference is IX. B. 8. Lapugnoy Military Cemetery contains 1,324 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 3 being unidentified
He is also remembered with honour at the War Memorial at St Barnabas Church, Boughton.
National Archives in association with Ancestry.com. 1901 and 1911 England census database.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: CWGC.org
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Lapugnoy Military Cemetery