Eric Boulby


Eric Boulby, Gunner 977748, Royal Artillery, 55 Heavy Regiment, died May 13, 1945.

Source: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission


BOULBY , Gunner, ERIC, 977748, 55 Heavy Regt., Royal Artillery. 13 May 1945. Grave Ref. Sec. A. Grave 81.


Eric Boulby's parents were George Frederick Boulby (1895 - 1967) and Meggie McCormack. They were married in 1919.

Eric was born 1920. He married Amy J Smith of Acle, Norfolk at Acle in 1941. They had a daughter and a son. Their son, Eric Basil Boulby, died August 11, 1990 and is buried in Stephenson Way Cemetery, Newton Aycliffe.


Eric Boulby on right

Eric Boulby on the right, with Herbert Gill of Heighington on the left.

Photograph courtesy of Wendy Etheridge of Aycliffe, who is related to Eric.

In the 1901 census for Aycliffe 6 year old Meggie McCormack is living with her family at the Orlands:

Orlands McCormack Michael Head M 42 Limestone Quarryman Ireland Dublin 1859
McCormack Annie Wife M 32 Durham Aycliffe 1869
McCormack Antony Son 14 School Durham Aycliffe 1887
McCormack Charles Son 10 School Durham Aycliffe 1891
McCormack Alice A. Daughter 8 School Durham Aycliffe 1893
McCormack Meggie Daughter 6 School Durham Aycliffe 1895
McCormack May Daughter 5 School Durham Aycliffe 1896
McCormack Laias Daughter 4 School Durham Aycliffe 1897
McCormack Eveline Daughter 2 Durham Aycliffe 1899
McCormack Glenes Son 4 months Durham Aycliffe #VALUE!

In the 1911 census there are 8 children at home. Meggie had been entered then crossed out.






Eric Boulby