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Ambrose BOYLAN

Regimental number1290
Place of birthColton, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressSpringsure, Elleston, West Coast, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Laurence Thomas Boylan, Springsure, Elleston, West Coast, South Australia
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 November 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an attack he rushed an enemy machine gun and captured it, killing two of the crew and making prisoners of the others. Our advance, which was nearly held up, proceeded without a check. His gallantry and dash were witnessed by the whole platoon who were greatly encouraged by his brilliant example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Date of death26 February 1968
Place of burialRichmond Cemetery

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