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O'BOYLE, John Joseph
(Service number 7/2112)

Aliases
First Rank Trooper Last Rank

Birth

Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farm Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Miss K. O'Boyle (sister), Timaru, New Zealand
Religion
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 9th Reinforcements Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron
Date 1 August 1916
Transport HMNZT 37 Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Campaigns
Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date

Discharge

Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Death

Date 15 September 1916 Age 30
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause Killed in action
Notices
Memorial or Cemetery Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Memorial Reference VIII. E. 15.
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Taiko War Memorial

Biographical Notes

John O'Boyle was the brother of Miss K. O'Boyle, of Chancery Lane, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Sources

Auckland War memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (August 2013); Commonwealth War Graves Commission website (http://www.cwgc.org/); New Zealand Herald, 14 December 1916, Page 8; Commonwealth War Graves Commission website (http://www.cwgc.org/);

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Researched and Written by

Maree Bowen, SC branch NZSG

Currently Assigned to

CB

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