Hero Aloysius BOYLAN

BOYLAN, Hero Aloysius

Service Number: 1833
Enlisted: 11 March 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Coodlee, South Australia, 29 April 1894
Home Town: Talia, Elliston, South Australia
Schooling: Cudlee Public School
Occupation: Farm hand
Died: Died of wounds, France, 1 November 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide Commissioner of Public Works Roll of Honour, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Elliston War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

11 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1833, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1833, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1833, 5th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
1 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1833, 5th Pioneer Battalion, 'The Winter Offensive' - Flers/Gueudecourt winter of 1916/17

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE BOYLAN.

Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Boylan, of Cudlee Park, Talia, have received news that their seventh son, Private Boylan, died of wounds in hospital in France. He was a splendid young Australian, over 6 ft. in height and of muscular build. He possessed a bright and cheerful disposition. Private Boylan did farming and shearing work on his father's farm, and was 22 years of age. He was a skilful rider and enlisted in the early part of the year. Early in April he sailed for Egypt, where he took part in some hot and heavy work. He was for about a month in the firing line in France. Private Boylan was educated, at the public school at Cudlee, where he and eight other members of his family attended for several years. His brother, Private Christopher Boylan, is in England, and another brother, Private Peter Boylan, is in training." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 02 Dec 1916 (nla.gov.au)

 

 

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Biography contributed

Biography written by Alyssa Siebert, Lock Area School, SA attached as a document. Winning entry for 2017 Premier's Anzac Spirit School Prize.