BOLLE, Cyril

Service Number: 757
Enlisted: 10 September 1914, An original of G Company
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Northam, Northam, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Draper
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 25 April 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Geraldton Gallipoli Roll of Honour, Northam Fallen, Subiaco Fallen Soldiers Memorial, West Subiaco Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

10 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 757, 11th Infantry Battalion, An original of G Company
2 Nov 1914: Involvement Lance Corporal, 757, 11th Infantry Battalion
2 Nov 1914: Embarked Lance Corporal, 757, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 757, 11th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

The family was informed in April 1916 that as a result of the Court of Inquiry held in Fletre France on 10 April, that their son had been officially recognised as killed in action on 25 April 1915. It was not until 1921 that Base Records advised the Bolle family that the Graves Services Unit of the A.I.F. had been unable to find any trace of the last resting place of their son Cyril. Cyrils father, Nicholas, responded to say;

Cannot get any definite news of where our son was killed, the only letter bearing on the matter was from a soldier in hospital in England, sending sympathy, but he had no definite news, only had been told Cyril was killed 25th April. One returned soldier told me he saw and spoke to Cyril well forward of the rush at … pm Sunday 25th. He (the soldier) had just been wounded then & was sent back. Thanking you for what you have done to find where our son rests.
Yours faithfully WNM Bolle