The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Kevin Charles
- Regimental #:
- 'C' Company
- Place of Birth:
- York, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Thomas William Boyle
- Mothers's Name:
- Berthe Annie Boyle
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Selarang Camp Changi (Market Garden)
- 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
- Return Details 1945:
- Thailand-Rangoon by aircraft, Rangoon-Singapore, HMT Highland Brigade, Singapore-Brisbane-Perth by aircraft.
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’)
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
- Nikhe Wood Camp, Ni Thea, 131 Kilo, 284k - Thailand
- Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand