Hugh Patrick BOYLE

Regimental number2788
Place of birthJamberoo New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGoolmangar, Richmond River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Michael Boyle, Goolmangar, Richmond River, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAwarded the Military Medal.
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations of 26th/27th August, 1918, East of BRAY, Driver BOYLE was in charge of a pack mule carrying rations to front line. Before he reached the front line the enemy put down an intense barrage, Driver BOYLE slightly altered his course and in face of fire from enemy snipers and Machine Gunners continued his journey. His courage was a splendid example to others of the Pack Troop, resulting in the delivery of rations and ammunition which was urgently required.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 5801 Thomas Emilion BOYLE, 25th Bn, died of wounds, Polygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium, 21 September 1917; Uncle: Major John Sylvester DOOLEY MC, 22nd Bn, returned to Australia, 23 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal