The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Boyle
First Name:
Kevin Charles
Rank:
Lieutenant
Regimental #:
WX3483
Company:
'C' Company
Enlisted:
17.12.1940
Discharged:
4.02.1946
DOB:
26.05.1911
Place of Birth:
York, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Thomas William Boyle
Mothers's Name:
Berthe Annie Boyle
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Grazier
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi (Market Garden)
Force:
A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Joined Williams No.1 Mobile Force and worked down into Thailand to the Nikhe area. Tamarkan, Kanchanaburi (Officer’s Group No. 7), Bangkok
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point
POW#:
1291
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Rangoon by aircraft, Rangoon-Singapore, HMT Highland Brigade, Singapore-Brisbane-Perth by aircraft.

General Description

Wounded in action Ulu Pandan on 12 Feb 1942  whilst on reconnaissance ofHill 200.  Admitted to 2/13th Australian General Hospital with bayonet wounds to his right leg and arm.  Discharged to nit on 22 Feb 1942.

 

From Singapore Kevin was selected with ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force No. 3 Battalion to work on the Burma end of the Railway.  Please read further about ‘A’ Force

 

Several men from 2/4th joined Williams No. 1 Mobile Force into Thailand.  In this group were Padre F.X. Corry, Lieutenants Kevin Boyle Graham Wilson, Ken Lee and Private John Malthouse.
From Java Party No. 5a Robertson Force, Ted Cosson and Merve Wilkinson were also included in Williams No. 1 Mobile Force.

Vale – Kevin Boyle

The following members of 2/4th MG Bn travelled to York for the funeral of Kevin Boyle:

Les Cody, Tom Hampton, Mr and Mrs Phil Beilby, Ken Lee, Greg Burdon, Wally Lymn, Jim Duncan and Jim Gilmour.

There were about 150 people at a very good Church Service which swelled to 250 at the graveside. The ‘Last Post’ and ‘Reveille’ was played by Kevin’s grandson.

We offer our condolences to his family.

(included in April 1992 ‘Borehole Bulletin’)

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Nikhe Wood Camp, Ni Thea, 131 Kilo, 284k - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
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