Thomas Emilion Boyle

First Name: 
Thomas
Middle Name: 
Emilion
Last Name: 
Boyle
Mother's Name: 
Johannah Boyle (nee Dooley)
Father's Name: 
Michael Boyle
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, May 13, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
25th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, September 21, 1917
Place of Death: 
Belgium
Cause of Death: 
Result of wounds incurred in action
Details: 

Thomas Boyle (Service No 5801)  was born in Jamberoo, N.S.W. in 1891, and attended Jamberoo Public School.

Thomas enlisted in Brisbane, Qld, at the age of 25 when he worked as a farmer and lived in the Northern Rivers region of N S W.

Thomas embarked from Brisbane on board HMAT A36 Boonah with 16th Reinforcements, 25th Battalion on 21st October 1916.  After arriving in England on 10th January 1917 he contracted influenza and was admitted to hospital on 1st February 1917.  Thomas was finally able to join 25th Battalion in France on 8th April 1917 and served on the Western Front.

Thomas was wounded on 20th September 1917 at the battle for Polygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium.  He was evacuated to 17th Casualty Clearing Station for treatment of shrapnel wounds to his leg, but his injuries were severe and he died of his wounds the next day.

Thomas is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium: Plot XXIII, Row D, Grave 8.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BOYLE THOMAS EMILION

Comments

Thomas Emilion Boyle is My Great Uncle and I plan on visiting his grave on the centenary in 2017
lest we forget

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