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ID number 1DRL/0132
Title Boe, James (Lance Corporal, b.c.1887 - d.1916)
Record type Collection
Item count 8
Collection Private Record
Object type Letters
Maker Boe, James (Maker)
Places made
  • Egypt: Cairo, Heliopolis
  • France
  • Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
  • United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1914-1916; 1928
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Note Open


Collection relating to service of 1916 Lance Corporal James Boe, 1 Light Trench Mortar Battery, Gallipoli and France, 1915-1916. Collection includes copies of letters describing active service written home to family in Scotland. Copies made 1928 by Australia House, London on behalf of Australian War Memorial. Location of originals unknown. Boe died on 20 July 1916.


Biographical note: 1916 Lance Corporal James Boe, 1916. 1 Light Trench Mortar Battery. Killed in Action, Pozieres, 20 July 1916. Age 29. Son of John and Elizabeth McColm Boe, of 15 Clenoch St., Stranraer, Scotland.


  • Boe, James (Lance Corporal, b.c.1887 - d.1916)
  • Letters from James Boe to his Family, 1915-1916

    Typewritten copy of letters relating to the First World War service of 1916 Lance Corporal James Boe, 1st Light Trench Mortar Battery. The typewritten copies of letters were written by James Boe to his family in Scotland bewteen 6 June 1915 and ...