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James McKenzie Boyle

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 41), Page: 14 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 41), Page: 14 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James McKenzie AWMM
  • Surname
    Boyle AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    24331 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    27 June 1880 Public - Verna - Other relative - 22 February 2022 - Queensland Australia historical BDM
  • Place of birth
    Queensland Australia Public - Verna - Other relative - 22 February 2022 - Queensland Australia Historical BDM
  • Birth notes
    Registration details 1880/C/39
    found in the historical records Public - Verna - Other relative - 22 February 2022 - Queensland historical BDM
  • Address before enlistment
    New Zealand Public - Verna - Other relative - 22 February 2022 - electoral roll
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Frances Boyle (wife), 53 Wellington Road, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 23 September 1916 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    MM. London Gazette, 16 August 1917, p8429, Rec No 774: During the attack on the Messines Ridge on the 7th June 1917, seeing some of the enemy in a trench to the right of the position of his company occupied, he rushed into the trench as they refused to surrender he cleared the trench with his bayonet. Later when both his platoon Officer and Sergeant were wounded he assumed command and by his gallant conduct under heavy shellfire set a fine example of cheerfulness to his men. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Electrician/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of James and Mary Stuart Boyle. Husband of Frances nee Coley.

    His son Neil Colin Boyle (903054) served with the RAF in WW2 and died of injuries. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    12 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    Belle Vue SpurBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM

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  • Lest we forget - Sgt Boyle's service, sacrifice and gallantry have recently been noted on the New Zealand Remembrance Army's Facebook page, alongside a photo of his family's memorial grave in Karori Cemetery, Wellington.
    Public - Ross - 21 October 2019
  • With love from your ,great niece who shares your birthday 27th June. I wish that Grandad had spoken of his brothers, who both fought in World War 1
    Public - Elizabeth - Other Relative - 27 April 2015



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Command item
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
13 July 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
22 February 2022VernaHELENSVALE, Qld AustraliaOther relative
10 April 2020SarahWellingtonOther
21 October 2019RossWellingtonOther
27 April 2015ElizabethAucklandOther Relative

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