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Norman Louis BOAST

Regimental number14696
Date of birth--/07/1898
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor driver
AddressDoggatt Street, Valley, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Ephraim Thomas Boast, Doggatt Street, Valley, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets; 1 year in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date4 May 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 May 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Army Service Corps, 28th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date21 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 31 October 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 26 December 1917; marched in to AASC Training Depot, 27 December 1917.

Marched out to AASC Detachment, Boyton, 23 January 1918; marched in to Training Depot from Boyton, 1 June 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 September 1918; taken on strength, 4th Company, AASC, 2 October 1918.

Detached to Base Remounts, 13 March 1919; rejoined unit from detachment, 15 March 1919.

Detached to 1st Infantry Brigade Group; rejoined 1st Company, AASC, from detachment, 19 April 1919.

Marched out to England, 20 May 1919, for return to Australia; marched in to No 1 Group, Sutton Veny, 29 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Takada', 18 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 September 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 21 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death23 February 1934
Age at death35
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOAST Norman Louis

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