Biography

Birth date: 1886
Birth place: United Kingdom: Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway, Stranraer
Death date: 20 July 1916
Death place: France: Picardie, Somme, Pozieres
Final rank: Lance Corporal
Service number: 1906 - First World War, 1914-1918
1916 - First World War, 1914-1918
Units:
  • 1st Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery
  • 4th Australian Infantry Battalion

James Boe was born at Stranraer, Scotland and immigrated to Australia. He worked in Sydney as a plumber and was a keen footballer. He was 29 years old when he volunteered to join the Australian Imperial Force at Liverpool, New South Wales on 18 January 1915. Boe departed Sydney aboard HMAT Kyarra with the 4th Battalion on 13 April 1915. He served in Egypt, Gallipoli and France. James Boe was killed in action at Pozieres, France on 20 July 1916.

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Rolls and Awards

  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Date of Death: 20 July 1916
  • Unit: 1st Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery
  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 13 April 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

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Date of birth 1886
Date of embarkation 1915-04-13
Date of death 1916-07-20