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Walter Granleese BOYS

Date of birth7 April 1890
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
SchoolMaryborough Grammar School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMaster draper
AddressMarch Street, Maryborough, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Boys, March Street, Maryborough, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed as Lieutenant in the local Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date20 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name25th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 5 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death26
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row D, Grave 19), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Isaac and Annie BOYS
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionatry Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Granted temporary rank of Captain, 8 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria to join the Nritish Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.

Died of wounds received in action,5 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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