Robert William Boast

1894–1918 (Age 24)
Wissett, Suffolk, England

The Life of Robert William

When Robert William Boast was born in 1894, in Wissett, Suffolk, England, his father, John Boast, was 25 and his mother, Martha Cooper, was 26. He lived in Wissett, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Halesworth, Suffolk, England in 1911. He died in 1918, in Blything, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 24.

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John Boast
Martha Cooper
Ernest John Boast
Robert William Boast
Anna Maria Boast
Rose Dorothy Boast
Herbert George Boast
John James Boast
Jessie May Boast
Edith Lily Boast

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World Events (4)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 10

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 14

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 20

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): nickname for a boastful person, from Middle English bost ‘brag’, ‘vainglory’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Robert Boast in household of John Boast, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Robert Boast in household of John Boast, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Robert W Boast, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

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