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Robert William BOXHALL

Regimental number894
Place of birthChoral, Victoria Plains, Western Australia
SchoolGillingarra State School, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressSummer's Valley, Gillingarra, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Thomas Boxhall, Summer's Valley, Gillingarra, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name44th Battalion Machine Gun Section
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 June 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death1 June 1917
Age at death23.10
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 5), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
137
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Alice BOXHALL, Gillingarra, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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