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Regimental number2316
Place of birthLiverpool, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFriend, Cecil Wood, Alfred Road, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date17 June 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty near VILLERS BRETONNEUX on 3rd May, 1918. During the advance a machine gun suddenly opened fire on his party from very close range. At once Private BOYLAN ran forward with a bomb killing or wounding all the crew. Undoubtedly his coolness and the rapidity with which he sized up the situation saved many casualties. His bravery throughout was most conspicuous.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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