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Charles Murray BOXALL

Regimental number4242
Date of birth1892
Place of birthHansborough, South Australia
AddressEudunda, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 9.75"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Boxall, Eudunda, South Australia
Previous military serviceMember, Eudunda Rifle Club for 4 months; served for 15 months in the 23rd Australian Light Horse Regiment, Kapunda; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date12 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentLance Sergeant
Unit name32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 7 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Discharge date22 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917 marched in to 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 10 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 April 1917; reverted to Private, 7 April 1917; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 12 April 1917.

Detached to Lewis Gun School, 14 May 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 28 May 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 3 June 1917.

Detached to 5th Division Demonstration Platoon, 17 January 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 14 May 1918.

Promoted Corporal, 1 July 1918.

Promoted Sergeant, 5 July 1918.

Detached to Musketry Instruction Course, Hayling Island, Hampshire, England, 19 July 1918.

Admitted to VAD Hospital, Hayling Island, 27 July 1918 (synovitis, left knee: slight); discharged to School of Musketry, 30 July 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 24 August 1918, on completion of course: 'Fair knowledge of musketry on arrival at School; made very good progress during attendance. Is fit for position of Musketry Instructor'; rejoined Bn, in the field, 26 August 1918.

On leave to Paris, 8 February 1919; rejoined Bn from leave, 22 February 1918.

Marched out for return to Australia, 17 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karmala', 1 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 14 August 1919; discharged, 22 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Eudinda.
Date of death22 March 1964
Age at death72
Place of burialRed Cliffs Pioneer Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOXALL Charles Murray

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