|Place||Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Bapaume Cambrai Area, Noreuil|
|Object type||Black & white - Digital print|
|Date made||c October 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 3249 Private (Pte) Angus Boston, 10th Battalion. A labourer from Naracoorte, ...
Studio portrait of 3249 Private (Pte) Angus Boston, 10th Battalion. A labourer from Naracoorte, South Australia, prior to enlistment with his younger brother 3250 Pte Thomas Boston (See P09291.309), they embarked with the 11th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 27 October 1915 aboard HMAT Benalla (A24) for Suez. In late February 1916 they were both transferred to the 50th Battalion which relocated to the Western Front, France early the following June. Pte Angus Boston was wounded in action at Pozieres on 16 August 1916 and was evacuated to England for treatment and recuperation before rejoining his unit near Bernafay, France, in late January 1917. Both brothers were killed in action at Noreuil on 2 April 1917. Pte Angus Boston was buried in the Noreuil Australian Cemetery. His grave and 81 others were destroyed by shellfire and his name is recorded on a special memorial. He was aged 28 years.