William Harrington Barker (Bill) BOYDELL


BOYDELL, William Harrington Barker

Service Numbers: QX36773, Q31217
Enlisted: 7 June 1941
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 8 December 1917
Home Town: Allynbrook, Dungog, New South Wales
Schooling: Kings School
Occupation: Station Overseer
Died: Killed In Action, Sanananda, Papua New Guinea, 7 December 1942, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Cemetary/Memorial Reference: Panel 5, Port Moresby Memorial, Port Moresby, Papua, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Longreach Memorial Pool & Aquatic Centre, Longreach War Memorial, Port Moresby (Bomana) Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Lieutenant, SN QX36773
3 Sep 1939: Involvement Lieutenant, SN QX36773
7 Jun 1941: Involvement Lieutenant, SN Q31217
7 Jun 1941: Enlisted
5 Sep 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, SN QX36773, 49 Infantry Battalion AMF
7 Dec 1942: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Lieutenant, 49th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

William Harrington Barker BOYDELL was born in Sydney on 8th December, 1917

His parents were William James BOYDELL & Arleen Harrington BROWN who married in 1916 (registered in Paterson, NSW)

He married Berenice Sybil Vanda McDONALD on 8th October, 1942 in Queensland