Lawrence Rheuben BOUTLE

BOUTLE, Lawrence Rheuben

Service Number: 7634
Enlisted: 21 April 1917
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Dullage (Dulwich) London, England, 1899
Home Town: Cairns, Cairns, Queensland
Schooling: Council School, London & Cairns State School, Queensland
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 28 March 1918
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Plot IX, Row B, Grave 3
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane 41st Battalion Roll of Honour, Cairns Boys' State School, Cairns Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

21 Apr 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 7634, 9th Infantry Battalion
14 Jun 1917: Involvement Private, 7634, 9th Infantry Battalion
14 Jun 1917: Embarked Private, 7634, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Sydney
24 Dec 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 41st Infantry Battalion
28 Mar 1918: Involvement Private, 7634, 41st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Lawrence Rheuben BOUTLE was born in Dullage (Dulwich) London, England in 1899

His parents were William Walter BOUTLE & Jane Ann DAVIES

He arrived in Brisbane, Australia with his parents & siblings on the ship Perthshire on 26th December, 1910

He served with the Senior Cadets before he enlisted in Cairns, Queensland on 21st April, 1917 and embarked from Sydney on 14th June, 1917 on the ship HMAT Hororata with the 9th Australian Infantry Battalion, 25th reinforcements - he was transferred to the 41st Infantry Battalion on 24th December, 1917

Lawrence was Killed in Action in France on 28th March, 1918 and is buried in the Villers Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot IX, Row B, Grave 3)

His belongings which were being returned to Australia were all lost at sea when the ship Barunga was sunk by enemy action

Medals:  British War Medal & Victory Medal


His brother Edwin Rudolph BOUTLE (SN5795) also served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1918


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