William Robert BOYLE

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BOYLE, William Robert

Service Number: 612
Enlisted: 7 September 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, SA, 1886
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Broken Hill Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Moquet Farm, Pozieres, France, 19 August 1916
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Broken Hill War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

7 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 612, 12th Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 612, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Hobart
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 612, 12th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of James and Emily BOYLE, 251 Chapple Lane, Broken Hill, New South Wales

PRIVATE W. R. BOYLE WOUNDED.
Mrs. J. Boyle, of Chapple-lane, has received a telegram from the Base Records Branch of the Defence Department, Melbourne, informing her that her son, Private William R. ("Mitter") Boyle, has been wounded in France. This is the third time that Private Boyle has been wounded.

PRIVATE W. R. BOYLE MISSING.
Mr. J. Boyle of Chapple-lane, Broken Hill, received word from the Base Records branch of the Defence Department about two months ago that his son, Private W. R. ("Mitter") Boyle, had been wounded during the operations in France. Mr. Boyle has now received word from the same source that Private Boyle has been reported "wounded and missing between August 18 and 22." Private Boyle was twice wounded on Gallipoli—first on the day of the landing and again in the following August.

PRIVATE W. R. BOYLE KILLED
IN ACTION.
Mr. Jas. Boyle, of Chapple-lane, has been advised by the officer in charge of Base Records that his son, Private W. R. ("Mutter") Boyle, who was previously reported wounded and missing, has now been reported as having been killed in action between August 19 and August 22, 1916.

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