Birth: 27 April 1913 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Father: William Boxall 1883-1917
Mother: Florence Phoebe Josephine Smith 1884-1977
Marriage: October-December 1944 Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, UK
Wife: Fanny Elizabeth (Betty) Ayres [Huntley] 1910-1960
Marriage: 1962 Everett, Snohomish, Washington, USA
Wife: Margaret Daphne (Polly) Ayres [Bushnell] 1919-2007
Death: 12 August 2003 Ojai, Ventura, California, USA
Carol Wendy Boxall [Robinson, Stark] 1944-a1959
Garry Boxall 1946-a1961
Rockie Boxall c1950-a1965
His sister was also born in Vancouver in 1914.
His daughter Carol Wendy was born in Willesden in January-March 1944, but her birth was registered after the marriage in 1945 in Willesden.
There are two entries in FreeBMD for the marriage of William J Boxall to Fanny E Ayres and Fanny E Huntley in October-December 1944 in B.Stortford (3a 2326).
His daughter was born in WIllesden in 1944, first son was born in SW Surrey in 1946, and another son was born in Vancouver in 1950.
His wife died in Mission, British Columbia in 1960 and William married her sister Margaret Daphne (Polly) Ayres in Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States in 1962.
Entry in Social Security Death Index for William Boxall born on 27 April 1913, Social Security Number 534-44-9555 issued in Washington State, and his death on 12 August 2003 in ZIP Code 93023 Ojai, Ventura, California.
Matthew Savill has an entry in Ancestry Public Member Trees for William J Boxall born on 27 April 1913 in Vancouver, BC, Canada, his residence in Newbury Park, Califonia in 1935 (I am not sure this is correct), census, his marriage to Fanny Elizabeth Ayres in England in 1944 and to Margaret Daphne Ayes in 1962 in Everett, Washington, his residence in Ojai, Califonia in 1992 and death in Ojai, Califonia on 12 August 2003. E Boxall adds his military service in the RAF in WWII, his arrival in Halifax, Canada on a navy vessel in 1946, three children by Elizabeth and two by Margaret (I have my doubts - I believe these were from a previous marriage). Another entry gives the marriage to Margaret as occuring in Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States.
The following is extracted from the Pier21 Museum
The aerodrome at West Malling was nearby, and airmen from there often dropped into the shop for tea, cigarettes, etc. One of these fellows, Bill 'Rocky' Boxall, was from Vancouver, Canada. Bill had come to work in England before the war, then joined the RAF after war broke out. Betty of course was intrigued by Billís Canadian accent, and soon found out where he was from. She later told him that she was Canadian by birth and filled him in on the rest of her story. Bill told her his nickname 'Rocky' was given to him by his airforce buddies who knew that he came from somewhere close to the Rocky Mountains in Canada.
Betty and Bill were married in 1944, and, when the war ended, decided to return to Canada as soon as possible, together with her son Don, plus Wendy and Gary, born in 1944 and 1946. They planned to go to Vancouver, where Billís mother, sister and many friends still lived.
Bill returned to Canada in December 1946 aboard a Canadian navy vessel, while Betty and the three children boarded the Queen Elizabeth in Southampton, bound for New York, arriving on Dec. 12th. This voyage of the Queen Elizabeth was one of the first after the ship had been converted back to its passenger status, from its wartime troopship duties. Betty and family traveled by train from New York to Toronto, where they met Bill, who had landed earlier in Halifax, and together they carried on to Vancouver by train. For a short time the family lived in Vancouver with relatives, then moved to Chilliwack briefly, before buying their own home in Burnaby, where they lived for about ten years. Betty and her family eventually moved again, to Mission, British Columbia, where she lived the rest of her life."
William J Boxall was my second cousin once removed.
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