Harold Boughton

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By Gary Little

It would have not been unusual to see the former England International full back playing at Kingsholm on a Saturday afternoon and then should you have popped on a bus later that day to see him once again, as he was a bus driver.

Born 7th September 1910, Harold captained Gloucester when they returned to playing matters following the end of the Second World War, although it was in the inter-war period that he first came to national recognition. Harold was awarded 3 international caps, making his debut against Wales on 19th January 1935 at Twickenham. Regarded as a reliable kicker, Harold contributed three penalty goals and a conversion for England against Ireland on his 2nd international appearance and is recorded as kicking 401 conversions for Gloucester.

 

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hi rachael im nigel im one of harolds son from his 2nd marriage im trying to find my dads family from his 1st marriage i met hazel val wendy at his funeral if you had met him you would have loved him.

By nigel boughton
On 16/08/2012

Sorry I stupidly omitted from my last post that Harold Boughton was the brother of my and my two brothers Grandfather Walter Boughton, Grace Phillips -nee Boughton - was Walter Boughton's daughter.

By Dr Gerald Phillips
On 25/03/2012

Harold Boughton was my Mother's first cousin - Grace Boughton - later married to Phillips. The Boughton family was very large originating in Barbican Alley Gloucester. I live in London. My Mother Grace Phillips nee Boughton died two years ago aged 90

By Dr Gerald Phillips
On 25/03/2012

Hi Dick - you pronounce Boughton to rhyme with "doubt-on" many thanks,

Rachel

By RACHEL STEPHENS
On 28/12/2011

Thanks for getting in touch with us, Rachel. Something that I'm not sure of - do you pronounce the family surname "Boughton" to rhyme with "doubt-on" or "Norton"?

By Dick Williams
On 27/12/2011

Harold was my grandad, my mum is his only living daughter from his first marriage, we too are proud of his achievements. I have two sons very keen Rugby fans and love hearing the stories and the history my grandad made playing for Gloucester and England. I wish I would have had the chance to meet him.

By Rachel stephens
On 27/12/2011

My dad played for both England & Gloucester rugby football club. I am so proud that he was my dad - I miss him so much.

By Nigel Boughton
On 09/12/2010

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