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Harry Arthur BOYS

Regimental number550
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinEdward Boys, Jessop Street, Archhill, Auckland, New Zealand
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentEastern Hill, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name6th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 December 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty with the battalion transport. The pack train was heavily shelled every day, and it was entirely due to coolness and prompt action that the pack animals were brought through the hostile barrage. When some of his animals were wounded, he was instrumental in clearing the road and preventing a dangerous congestion of traffic.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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