Alfred Selwyn BOARDMAN

Regimental number12/33
Date of birth7 September 1892
Place of birthWellington
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPost Office, Epsom
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.10
Height6' 0"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Boardman, Kimberley Road, Epsom, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed in the Post & Telegraph Corps, Territorial Force; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date10 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAuckland
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 1 February 1918
Discharge date9 August 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 12/34 Pte Edward Douglas BOARDMAN, Auckland Infantry Bn, returned to New Zealand, 23 September 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to New Zealand from Liverpool on board HT 'Tahiti', 1 February 1918; discharged (medically unfit: no longer physically fit for War Service on account of wounds received in action: gun shot wound, left leg), 9 August 1918
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death11 December 1921 Accidentally drowned
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 1880, File 22277055