Edward Douglas BOARDMAN

Regimental number12/34
Date of birth9 August 1890
ReligionChurch of England
AddressJ Savage, Tokomaru Bay
Marital statusSingle
Height6' 0"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Boardman, Kimberley Road, Epsom, Auckland
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for NZEF enlistment on account of varicocele)
Enlistment date11 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 Battalion
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 23 September 1915
Discharge date10 January 1916
Family/military connectionsBrother: 12/33 Pte Alfred Selwyn BOARDMAN, Auckland Infantry Regiment, returned to New Zealand, 1 February 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to New Zealand from Suez on board HT 'Tofua', 23 September 1915; discharged (medically unfit for Active Service although fit for employment in civil life: neurasthenia), 10 January 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 1880, File 22277056

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