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Joseph BOYLE

Regimental number1069
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway night officer
AddressWilliam Street, East Maitland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Susan Boyle, William Street, East Maitland, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name35th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Joseph John
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty west of BRAY on 22nd August, 1918. Sergeant BOYLE did excellent work in keeping his men together, and, on reaching the objective very materially helped his Company Commander to reorganise his men, and in spite of heavy machine gun and shell fire, he greatly assisted in consolidating the new position. His courage and initiative inspired the men with the utmost confidence.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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