Jack DE BOER

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DE BOER, Jack

Service Number: 1133
Enlisted: 16 September 1914, Enlisted at Morphettville, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Vlaardingen, Holland, 1886
Home Town: Port Pirie, Port Pirie City and Dists, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer-Salvation Army
Died: Died of wounds, On board HS Kanown at Colombo, Ceylon , 24 May 1916
Cemetery: Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery
Plot V, Row CL, Grave 14
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

16 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1133, Enlisted at Morphettville, SA
27 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1133, 10th Infantry Battalion
27 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1133, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1133, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Shell wounds to groin and both knees
18 Apr 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1133, Gunshot to the spine and invalided to Australia

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Hilda Ajerksdra, Vlaardingen, Holland

11 May 1916 - commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS Kanowna for discharged as  invalid(paralysed) but died at Colombo from the wounds

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal