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Roy Harold BOYTON

Regimental number2783
Place of birthGundagai New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressDaphney, Junee Road, North Wagga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, A Boyton, Daphney, Junee Road, North Wagga, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Carried messages under heavy shell-fire, and when asked which he would rather have, the MM or Corporalship, he chose the latter." (details from mother)
FateKilled in Action 26 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death26 September 1917
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNew Irish Farm Cemetery (Plot XXXIV, Row E, Grave No. 12), St. Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Emily BOYTON, Daphne Junction Road, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. Native of Gundagai, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4150 A/Corporal Leo Milton BOYTON, 1st Bn, returned to Australia; Cousin: 2865 Pte Gordon Stanley BOYTON, 17th Bn, killed in action, Bullecourt, France, 3 May 1917.

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