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Regimental number3010
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E J Boswood, Marmor, Rockhampton, Queensland
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 September 1916
Date of death4 September 1916
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery (Plot III, Row H, Grave No. 18), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Eliza BOSWOOD, 212 George Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Mother requested the Star of David be placed on his headstone; was advised by Vase Records, 24 October 1921, that the 'Star of David was the symbol of the Jewish faith ... As the records show your son's religion as Church of England it is thought you would prefer to have the Christian Cross inscribed.'
Miscellaneous detailsSee 841 Wallace BOSWOOD for first period of service.

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