Charles Victor BOYES

BOYES, Charles Victor

Service Number: 323
Enlisted: 14 March 1916, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Machine Gun Company
Born: Brookton, Western Australia, 15 October 1896
Home Town: Southern Cross, Yilgarn, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Locomotive engine cleaner
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 26 September 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kalgoorlie St John's Anglican Church Honour Roll, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Northam Fallen, Southern Cross Christ Church Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

14 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 323, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
7 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 323, 4th Machine Gun Company, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 323, 4th Machine Gun Company, HMAT Miltiades, Fremantle
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 323, 4th Machine Gun Company, Polygon Wood

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Biography contributed by Valerie Watchorn

"...323 Private Charles Victor Boyes, 4th Machine Gun Company, of Brookton, WA. An engine cleaner prior to enlistment, Pte Boyes embarked with the 4th Reinforcements from Fremantle aboard HMAT Miltiades on 7 August 1916. Pte Boyes was killed in action at Polygon Wood, Belgium, on 26 September 1917, aged 20. He has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium." - SOURCE (