8687: Frederick Boyle, BEF
Frederick Boyle, born in 1896, was 18 when he joined the Army. He came from the Bermondsey area. He joined the British Expeditionary Force and was part of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment.
He was shot in the leg in late 1914 and was left in No Man's Land for two days. He subsequently lost his right leg.
He came back to recuperate in Brighton where he met an auxiliary nurse called Annie Hutton-Gowland.
Frederick and Annie had three children together. Frederick made two pairs of tortoise-shell glasses for Queen Mary. He was given a celebratory coin to commemorate the coronation of King George.