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2234   Private John Boyle
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Dated added: 14/02/2017   Last updated: 14/02/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 18th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth: 31/01/1885
Died: 05/08/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
John Boyle was the eldest son of James and Mary Martha Boyle. William John Boyle was born in the townland of Clintycracken, Mountjoy (now Brocagh), near Coalisland, County Tyrone, on 31st January 1885. John was the oldest of seven children, six surviving. Johnís father, James Boyle, died in 1897 when John was just twelve years old. By 1911, John, aged 16, and his sister were working as servants in Richhill, County Armagh. John emigrated to Australia. John Boyle enlisted on 29 July 1915 in Sydney, Australia. Private John Boyle was serving with the 18th Battalion of the Australian Infantry when he was killed in action on the last day of the Battle of Pozieres on 5th August 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
  Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, 
Grave Ref: No Ref
CWGC Casualty 1458320
Villers-Bretonneux is a village 16 kilometres east of Amiens on the straight main road to St Quentin. Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery is about 2 kilometres north of the village on the east side of the road to Fouilloy. This memorial stands within Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery.
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1 1901 Census lists Boyle family Does not list John as living with the family at house 5 in Magheralamfield, Mountjoy, Tyrone
2 1901 Census lists John Boyle Lists John as age 16, working as a servant at house 30 in Mullalelish, Richhill, Armagh
3 1911 Census lists Boyle family Does not list John as living with the family at house 20 in Magheralamfield, Mountjoy, Tyrone
4 AIF Project Details of Private John Boyle
5 Australian Embarkation Roll Embarkation Roll - Private John Boyle
6 Australian Military Documents Military Papers (26 no) for Private John Boyle
7 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll - Private John Boyle
8 Australian Roll of Honour Roll of Honour - Private John Boyle
9 Returned Services League Details of Private John Boyle
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