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Edward Francis BOYLE

Regimental number2574
Place of birthBalmain, New South Wales
SchoolDrummoyne Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressThornley Street, Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 8"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, E F Boyle, Thornley Street, Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Date of death20 July 1916
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialAnzac Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 1), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Lamberdina BOYLE, 18 Thornley Street, Drummoyne, New South Wales. Native of Balmain, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to 55th Bn from 5th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; taken on strength of 55th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Charged, 28 February 1916, with being absent from parade, 27 February 1916: charge dismissed.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 10 July 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Buried at Sailly-sur-la-Lys Cemetery by Reverend W. Meredith Holliday, no date stated.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOYLE Edward Francis

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