Historical information

Michael Sydney Boyle No 3464 enlisted in the AIF in 8th reinforcements 21st Batt AIF on 12.7.15 age 26 years 2 months. Embark for Eygpt 29.12.15, transfers to the 60th Batt 26.2.16, promoted to Sgt 22.3.16, hospital 15.4.16 (unclear), embark for France 22.6.16, WIA 19.7.16 GSW to left elbow. Transfers to 17th Field Ambulance, embarks for France again 28.11.17, appointed acting CSM 19.1.18, transfers to No 1 A.C.D and reverts in rank to Sgt 18.4.18, discharged from the AIF 14.7.19. Frank Vincent Boyle No 3463 enlists in 8th reinforcements 21st Batt AIF on 17.7.15 age 20 years 8 months. Embarks for Eygpt 29.12.15, transfers to 60th Batt 26.2.16, promoted to Sgt 25.3.16, embark for France 22.6.16, WIA 19.7.16 GSW right ankle and left thigh, returns to Australia 22.2.17, discharged from the AIF 25.5.17. James (Jim) Munro Matheson Boyle No 5955 enlisted in 12 reinforcements F.A.B 2 on 12.7.15 age 25 years 2 months. Embarks for Eygpt 9.11.15, transfer to 5th Battery F.A.B 19.1.16, embark for France 22.3.16, promoted Bombadier 5.11.16, hospital 25.6.17 with Bronchitis, promoted CPl 30.10.17, promoted Sgt 5.11.17, hospital 11.3.18 with Haemoptysis, returns to Australia 6.6.18 classed with Mediastinal tumour, discharged from the AIF on 21.2.19.

Physical description

.1) Syd Boyle standing in uniform, Sergeant stripes. On light brown card backing with darker brown scroll work around. Crown at top left side, lion at bottom centre. Sepia colour, .2) Oval shape re Frank Boyle in peak cap, Sergeant stripes. On brown card backing with raised relief around photo. Sepia colour, .3) Jim Boyle in uniform, peak cap, Corporal stripes, garden background. Black & white. On light fawn backing with ornate edging & ribbon at top.

Inscriptions & markings

.1) To Mrs Ferguson from yours sincerely Syd Boyle. .2) To Mrs Ferguson from yours very sincerely Frank Boyle. .3) To Mrs Ferguson from yours sincerely Jim Boyle.