|William Alfred Broughton|
1998 (aged 83)|
The Georgians Nursing Home, Boston
|Education||Boston Grammar School|
William Alfred "Alf" Broughton was educated at Boston Grammar School.
Alf, of Blackthorn Lane, Boston died at The Georgians Nursing Home at the age of 83. He had been ill for several years.
Boston born he married Pam Enderby in 1940. They spent nearly two years in the Hebrides where Alf had been posted as an officer in HM Customs and Excise.
When he was called up he trained in REME and was commissioned in the Royal Signals. He served in India and Java but was eventually invalided out because of failing health.
Back in ‘civvy street’ he returned to HM Customs and Excise and in due course became surveyor for Boston District until his retirement in 1972.
He had wide interests including origin of names, gardening, writing and sports. His favourite sports were cricket and snooker. He played for the Old Bostonian Cricket Team for many years.
He was awarded the Parry Gold Medal in 1934 and was always closely involved with the school not least as a foundation governor.
He leaves wife Pam, son Nicholas and daughter Stephanie.