Ernest Achille Boudrie (b 6 October 1897) was the third child of Ernest (b1871), a carpenter, and Frances (b 1871) who had six children in total.
Ernest enlisted with the 4th Royal West Kent Regiment as a private but transferred to the 3rd (City of London) Battalion the Royal Fusiliers in the London Regiment between November 1915 and January 1916. He served on the Western Front from the 1st September 1916 until he was killed in action on the 16th of August 1917 and is commemorated on the Menin Gate.
His younger brother Leonard Edmund Boudrie (b 1899) also served as a bandsman in the Royal West Kent Regiment and was a keen runner. Leonard was to survive the War and was still serving in 1924 when he married.
Their elder sister Eunice married an Australian soldier William Harold Hutchison in Dartford on the 24 July 1919 and subsequently emigrated to Australia. Her parents were to join her in December 1922 and Leonard also emigrated to Australia in the 1920s.
Contributed by Wendy Marshall (nee Barrett) the great niece of Ernest Achille Boudrie
Frances Boudrie – Nee Russell