Rockley Joseph BOARDMAN


BOARDMAN, Rockley Joseph

Service Numbers: R1559, 4559
Enlisted: 7 February 1916
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Gambier, South Australia, 7 September 1895
Home Town: Canterbury, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Bouchavesnes, near Mont St Quentin, France, 1 September 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

7 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN R1559, 43rd Infantry Battalion
16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN R1559, 43rd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Berrima embarkation_ship_number: A35 public_note: ''
1 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 4559, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

Wife, Mrs Gertie Boardman, Malingby Road, Canterbury, Victoria.  She remarried after Rockley's death and as Mrs Neilsen was the recipient of Rockley's medals and Commemorative Plaque.

Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Rockley Joseph BOARDMAN was born in Mount Gambier, South Australia on 7th September, 1895

His parents were Alfred BOARDMAN & Ellen FARRELL

On his birth record in SA and his marriage to Gert. Maria GADD in 1915 in Victoria his name is listed as Rockless Joseph