George BOARD

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BOARD, George

Service Number: 34
Enlisted: 26 February 1915, Enlisted at Stanthorpe, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kent, England, 1892
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: State School, Kent, England
Occupation: Railway Porter
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 5 November 1915
Cemetery: Embarkation Pier Cemetery
Special Memorial, Row A, Grave 13 Headstone inscription reads: Their glory shall not be blotted out, Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Queensland Railways Toowoomba Employees, Toowoomba Protestant Alliance Friendly Society of Australia (P.A.F.S.O.A.) (1), Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

26 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 34, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Stanthorpe, QLD
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 34, 25th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 34, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 19 years

Son of Edwin John and Kerenhappach Board of Gauntlet Street, Toowoomba, QLD

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