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Thomas BOAST

Regimental number2448
Place of birthManningtree, Essex, England
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs T Boast Sunnyside, Floss Street, Hurlstone Park, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1448
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was originally a baker by trade and was for seven years with the P&O Company, travelling as Baker's Mate; left them to settle in Australia. (details from wife)
FateKilled in Action 19 September 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Second entry
Place of burialTempleux-Guerard British Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 7), France,
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Phoebe Boast, and the late Jeremiah James Boast; Wife: Victoria Alice Maud Boast, Sunnyside, Floss Street, Hurlstone Park, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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