Joseph BOVEY

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BOVEY, Joseph

Service Number: 5986
Enlisted: 18 February 1916, Charters Towers, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelong, New South Wales, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bookkeeper
Died: Killed in action, France, 16 July 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
Plot 11 , Row D, Grave 10
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

18 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Charters Towers, Queensland
8 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5986, 9th Infantry Battalion
8 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5986, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane

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Biography

9 Battalion

Rank- Private

18 October 1916 - Disembarked Plymouth

10 April 1917 - Embarked for overseas from Folkestone

11 April 1917 - Marched in to Etaples

18 April 1917 - Taken on strength

11 July 1917 - To Pigeon School

16 July 1917 - Rejoined unit

15 Janauary 1918 - To Division Cinema

1 February 1918 - Rejoined battalion

7 February 1918 - Leave in England

25 February 1918 - Rejoined unit

6 March  1918 - To hospital Otorrhoea

10 March 1918 - Transferred to hospital - severe Otorrhoea

10 July 1918 -  Proceeded overseas to France from Folkstone

12 July 1918 - March in to Havre

16 July 1918 - Rejoined battalion

Son of John George and Matilda Bovey of Miner Street, Charters Towers, Queensland. Brother of John Bovey(eldest brother) of Miner Street, Charters Towers

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