Boag David

Name   David Lyon Boag (Len)   Rank:  Private

Number   V190121

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

Occupation farmer

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.

Military History

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.

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