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Military Service

Final Rank

Lance Corporal

Service Number

- First World War, 1914-1918

- First World War, 1914-1918

Birth place: United Kingdom: Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway, Stranraer

Death date: 1916-07-20

Death place: France: Picardie, Somme, Pozieres

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.