Ferdinand Owen Boyer

First Name: 
Ferdinand
Middle Name: 
Owen
Last Name: 
Boyer
Mother's Name: 
Grace Boyer nee Benn
Father's Name: 
Henry Boyer
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, January 13, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
2nd Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, September 15, 1973
Place of Death: 
Horsham, Victoria
Details: 

Ferdinand Boyer (Service No 5037) was born in Horsham, Victoria around 1896.  

At enlistment Ferdinand was single, 20 years old, worked as a painter and lived in Strathfield, Sydney; he had previously served with the Cadets.

He embarked from Sydney on board SS Makarini with 2nd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement on 1st April 1916.  Ferdinand arrived in England on 8th June 1916 and joined 2nd Battalion in France on 10th August 1916.

He saw service on the Western Front with 2nd Battalion until 23rd August 1918 when he was seriously wounded and evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of gun shot wounds to his abdomen and left side.  He was repatriated to Australia in January 1919 and received further treatment before being discharged medically unfit due to his wounds, on 17th December 1919.

Ferdinand returned to Victoria where he died in 1973.

 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BOYER F O

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