Wilfrid Albert BOYS

BOYS, Wilfrid Albert

Service Number: 11915
Enlisted: 6 September 1915, Warwick Farm, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Field Ambulance
Born: Bridgewater, Somerset, England, 1886
Home Town: Strathfield, Strathfield, New South Wales
Schooling: Dr. Morgan's School, Bridgeater, England
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Peronne, France, 31 August 1918
Cemetery: Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu. France
Plot 11, Row C, Grave 13
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Townsville 9th Field Ambulance Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

6 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 11915, 9th Field Ambulance, Warwick Farm, New South Wales
2 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 11915, 9th Field Ambulance, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '23' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Hororata embarkation_ship_number: A20 public_note: ''
2 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 11915, 9th Field Ambulance, HMAT Hororata, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 29 years.

Son of Frederick and Emily Maria Boys; brother of Annetta Louise Cozen of 'Felixstowe', The Boulevarde, Strathfield, NSW, Winifred May Boys and Percival Boys of 1 Cobden Street, Auckland, NZ.

On 15 June 1921 Wifred's brother Percival Boys wrote from New Zealnd to Base Records stating that he was happy for his sister, Annetta to receive Wilfred's medal

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal