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Frank Percival BOYS

Regimental number5972
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarrier
AddressGoodwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, F J T Boys, 74 Torquay Street, Glenelg, South Australia
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularQuestion on attestation form: Have you been convicted by the Civil Power? Answer: Yes. Assaulting Police on 7th December 1914.
FateReturned to Australia 2 April 1919
Discharge date28 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Adelaide, 12 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 30 September 1916. Marched in to 3rd Training Bn, Perham Downs, 1 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 May 1917; taken on strength, 10th Bn, 22 May 1917.

Admitted to 17th Casualty Clearing Station, 3 November 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 6 November 1917; discharged to Base Details, 29 November 1917 (influenza); rejoined unit, 7 December 1917.

Proceeded to X Corps Signal School, 17 January 1918. Admitted to New Zealand Reinforcements Field Ambulance, 28 February 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); rejoined unit from hospital, 11 June 1918.

Wounded in action, 28 June 1918 (gun shot wound, arm and face); admitted to 83rd General Hospital, Boulogne, 29 June 1918. Transferred to England, 1 July 1918, and admitted to Suffolk Military Hospital, Colchester, 2 July 1918. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 22 July 1918. Granted furlough, 25 July 1918, to report to No. 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 8 August 1918. Moved out to Overseas Training Brigade, 17 September 1918.

Married Elizabeth Charlotte CRAMP at Christ Church, Croydon, Surrey, 28 December 1918. Found guilty of being absent without leave, 2-8 January 1919: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No. 2 and forfeiture of 17 days' pay, 10 January 1919. Marched out to 2nd Training Brigade, 27 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Benalla', 2 April 1919; discharged, 28 June 1919.

Total war service: 3 years 142 days (of which 2 years 283 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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