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Alexander BOYLE

Regimental number6769
Place of birthCarrowdora, Co Down, Ireland
OccupationTelephone mechanic
AddressHolbrook, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 11"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert Boyle, Killright, Carrowdore, Co Down, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 April 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
FateKilled in Action 11 August 1918
Date of death11 August 1918
Place of burialVillers-Brettoneux Military Cemetery (Plot X, Row F, Grave No. 6), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917; marched in to 5th Training Bn, Rollestone, 27 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 April 1918; marched in to New Zealand General Base Depot, Etaples, France, 30 April 1918; marched out to unit, 4 May 1918; taken on strength of 20th Bn, in the field, 5 May 1918.

Killed in action, France, 11 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOYLE Alexander

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