William Henry CARR-BOYD

CARR-BOYD, William Henry

Service Number: 3282
Enlisted: 27 June 1916, Rockhampton, Queensland
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Ipswich, Queensland, 4 July 1878
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Natural causes, Hollywood Repatriation Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, 14 June 1947, aged 68 years
Cemetery: Perth War Cemetery and Annex, Western Australia
Row AA, Grave No. 28
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World War 1 Service

27 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3282, Rockhampton, Queensland
14 Jun 1917: Involvement Private, 3282, 42nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Hororata embarkation_ship_number: A20 public_note: ''
14 Jun 1917: Embarked Private, 3282, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Sydney
30 Jun 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 42nd Infantry Battalion
14 Oct 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 41st Infantry Battalion
11 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 3282, 41st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts


Lance-corporal W. H. Carr-Boyd, writing from France to a friend in Rockhampton, says :—
"The month of March was still going well when our brigade of the Australian Imperial Forces was resting after being twenty-one days in the Ypres sector, holding the Germans at bay. Our brigade consisted of four battalions, mine and the number preceding it being Queenslanders, the next number South Australian, and the following number Western Australian.

For the purpose of complying with the censor's wishes. I will call my battalion B, the one preceding it A, the one following mine C, and the Western Australian D. The battalions were carrying out a Brigade competition in which the keenest rivalry existed. The bout was for platoons, and finally this bout narrowed itself down to three platoons
from B (mine) battalion and one from A, the other two battalions (C and D) failing to get a place in the final shoot-off. I was in fifteen platoon led by our platoon conmander, Lieutenant A. C. Dibdin, of Rockhampton. In this platoon were also Bill Lovering and Archie Rowbottom of Rockhampton, and Harry Reiman, of Yeppoon. Jack Grant Pattison was also in it.' READ MORE (nla.gov.au)