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Duncan Grant BOYLE

Regimental number1366
Place of birthLiverpool, England
ReligionSociety of Friends (Quaker)
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7.5"
Weight115 lbs
Next of kinWilliam Boyle Hollybank, Eaton Road, West Derby, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceServed in the 25th Australian Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentBugler
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A31 Ajana on 30 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Motor Transport Section
FateReturned to Australia 5 January 1919
Date of death19 December 1920
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialFremantle Cemetery, Western Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Discharge date3 November 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 26 August 1915 (influenza); transferred to 25th Casualty Clearing Station, Imbros, 27 August 1915; to Alexandria, 28 August 1915 (diarrhoea), and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 2 September 1915; to Convalescent Depot, 8 September 1915.

Rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 7 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria 18 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 12th Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 29 February 1916.

Admitted to 12th Field Ambulance, Railhead, 18 April 1916 (influenza); discharged, 25 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 4 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 11 June 1916.

Transferred to Motor Transport Section, Army Service Corps, 23 December 1916, and attached to 1st Australian Division Supply Column, and remained attached to 12th Field Ambulance for duty.

Wounded in action, 23 January 1917 (shell abrasions, left thigh: slight); admitted to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 January 1917; transferred to Ambulance Train No 22, 25 January 1917, and admitted to 12th General Hospital, 26 January 1917 (gun shot wound, left thigh); transferred to England, 30 January 1917, and admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford, 31 January 1917 (gun shot wound, right [sic] thigh: severe); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 7 March 1917.

Married May Ethel MILES, spinster, aged 21, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Dartford, Kent, 15 September 1917.

Attached for duty to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 4 December 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 12 August 1918 (tuberculosis).

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 13 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Kanowna', 5 January 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 20 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 3 November 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died, 8th Australian General Hospital, 19 December 1920 (cause of death: 1. Phthisis; 2. Cachexia).

Wife returned to Liverpool, England, 1921.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOYLE Duncan Grant

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