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Regimental number2907
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address404 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 7"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinAunt, M Liddle, 404 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in South Africa (Boer War) for 2 years 3 months.
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, 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
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 23 August 1915 - 17th Bn, 6th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 55th Bn, 16 February 1916. Appointed Driver, 17 June 1916.
FateKilled in Action 24 April 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Date of death24 April 1918
Age at death35
Place of burialAubigny British Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 55th Bn, Tel el Kebir, Egypt, 16 February 1916; appointed Driver, 17 June 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 27 June 1916.

Found guilty, 17 November 1916, of being absent without leave from 7:00 am, 10 November to 7:00 am, 11 November 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 9 days' pay.

On leave to United Kingdom, 20 January 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 13 February 1917.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 17 February 1917 (venereal disease); to 1st General Hospital, Etretat, 19 February 1917; to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 23 February 1917 (venereal disease: total period of treatment, 26 days'); discharged from hospital and marched in to 5th Australian Division Base Depot, 14 March 1917.

Marched out to unit, 21 March 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 23 March 1917.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance and transferred to 58th General Hospital, Etaples, 16 September 1917 (haemorrhoids); transferred to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 4 October 1917; to No 10 Convalescent Depot, Reault, 9 October 1917; discharged to Base Depot, 18 October 1917.

Marched in to 5th Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 24 October 1917; marched out to unit, 31 October 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 7 November 1917; on leave to United Kingdom, 13 February 1918.

Admitted to 30th General Hospital, Calais, whilst on leave, 1 March 1918 (debility); discharged from hospital, 13 March 1918.

Marched in to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 14 March 1918; marched out to unit, 6 April 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 10 April 1918.

Killed in action, France, 24 April 1918.

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

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