George BOYLAND

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BOYLAND, George

Service Numbers: 929, 7643
Enlisted: 25 November 1915, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company)
Born: Sandhurst, Victoria, 8 March 1872
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Died of Illness (gas poisoning, tuberculosis, heart failure), Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 7 August 1920, aged 48 years
Cemetery: Kalgoorlie Cemetery, W.A.
Grave No 5570 in the Church of England Section B, Block 7, Section 18
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 929, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
20 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 929, Mining Corps, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 929, Mining Corps, HMAT Ulysses, Sydney
24 Jun 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 929, Mining Corps
29 Jan 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7643, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
8 Aug 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 7643, Tunnelling Companies, HMAT Anchises, Sydney
8 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 7643, Tunnelling Companies, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 7643, 3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company)
7 Aug 1920: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 929, 3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

George BOYLAND was born on 8th March, 1872 in Sandhurst Victoria

His parents were John BOYLAND and Jane Fraser DUNCAN who married in Victoria in 1871

George married Violet Maude GRIFFITHS in Western Australia in 1908 - 7 children

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He is a relatively recent addition to the roll of Great War dead-he was accepted for commemoration on 7th September 2011.