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Rupert Leo BOXSHALL

Regimental number2334
Place of birthNorth Carlton, Victoria
SchoolElsternwick State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor engineer
Address19 Gilford Street, Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, W H Boxshall, 19 Gilford Street, Williamstown, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2334A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Place of death or woundingHooge, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death20 September 1917
Age at death21.5
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialBelgian Battery Corner Cemetry (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 7), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
171
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Annie BOXSHALL. Native of Carlton, Victoria

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