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Alexander David Boyle

Portrait of Alexander David Boyle. SCRoll Project, South Canterbury Museum, South Canterbury Club Collection, 2002/300.175. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Alexander David Boyle. SCRoll Project, South Canterbury Museum, South Canterbury Club Co …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander David AWMM
  • Surname
    Boyle AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    David AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII O/559 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 November 1887 AWMM OtaioCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW1 Last known - The Grange, St Helen's, Sussex, England (Private School) AWMM
    • WW2 Ohape, Rural Mail Delivery, Geraldine AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mr Alexander Boyle (father), New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Spent all of war service in the Battlecruiser - fought at all major actions she took part in - commanded 'X' Turret at Jutland.

    Served on HMS Britannia (Training Ship) HM Ships Auroa, Illustrious, Diadem, Powerful, Triumph, Royal Yacht Victoria & Albert, Blenheim, Donegal, New Zealand - (WWI) Canterbury Division of the RNVR - retired 1934 Naval Officer in Charge Lyttelton, 1940 Staff Officer for Technical & Material Duties Naval Officer in Charge Wellington, 1943. Source: SCRoll Project, South Canterbury Museum.

    Attended Christ's College and Wanganui Collegiate School.

    Did not embark overseas. Prospective Discharge Date 18/10/1945 (Source: Personnel - Demobilisation R21465794) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    31 January 1965 AWMM
    TimaruCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM Ashes, Boyle Family Plot AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • McKenzie, R. (1970). And quiet now their rest. Wellington N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
      McKenzie, R. (1970). p. 48 AWMM
    • New Zealand, World War II Appointments, Promotions, Transfers and Resignations, 1939–1945. [Extracted from the New Zealand Gazette.] CD-ROM. Ravensbourne, Dunedin, New Zealand: Colonial CD Books, n.d. AWMM
    • UK, Navy Lists, 1888-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011. AWMM
    • Personnel - Demobilisation - Monthly list of personnel demobilised [Royal New Zealand Navy], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYT 8490 N1/426 (R21465794) AWMM

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