George BOARD

George Board Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
England
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Railway Porter
Enlisted
26-February-1915
Place
Stanthorpe
Age
23
Status
Single
Service No
34
Rank
Private
Unit
25th Battalion, A Company
Embarked
29-June-1915
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
5 November 1915
Place
Chailak Dere, Gallipoli
Cemetery or Memorial
Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Gallipoli
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial, Toowoomba Railway Honour Board and P.A.F.S.O.A. Beaconsfield Lodge Honour Board.

 

George Board arrived at Gallipoli in September 1915. He was killed in action in November and buried at Chailak Dere Cemetery. After the war his grave could not be identified, along with 261 others.

When their remains were re-interred at Embarkation Pier Cemetery by the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission, headstones with their details were placed for the purpose of '...suitably perpetuating those men of the Force whose actual graves cannot be located.'

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