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William Irving BOON

Regimental number19955
Place of birthPort Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolAlberton Public School, South Australia
Other trainingCommercial course at AS&BT Academy
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMurray Street, Albert Park, Woodville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, I F Boon, Murray Street, Albert Park, Woodville, South Australia
Enlistment date11 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 31
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 2 January 1919 (deceased)

FateKilled in Action 24 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death24 April 1918
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialBonnay Communal Cemetery Extension (Row B, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Isaac Flitcroft and Mary BOON, Albert Park, Woodville, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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