Battalion 22nd Infantry Battalion
Place of Birth Leongatha 13 November 1913
Next of Kin Arthur Boag, his father
Son of Arthur Edward and Ellen Frances Boag, of Tarwin Lower
Date and place of enlistment 21 July 1941 Leongatha
Location on enlistment Tarwin Lower
Date and place of death 9 December 1943, aged 30, in Papua New Guinea
Location of grave or memorial
He is buried in Lae War Cemetery Papua New Guinea and is remembered on memorials in Leongatha and Tarwin Lower
Relationship to Woorayl Shire
David farmed in the Tarwin Lower area. The extended Boag family have resided in Meeniyan, Walkerville, Waratah and Stony Creek.
David was an original member of the Leongatha detachment of the 22nd Militia Battalion when it was formed in 1938 and went on to full time army service in 1941. After training in Victoria the 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion sailed for New Guinea in early 1943 and saw action in Milne Bay, Lae and Finschhafen. After action against the enemy David was admitted to hospital with malaria and passed away on the morning of 9 December 1943.