Lance Corporal

Comer Board

Conflict: 
WW1
Additional Information: 

Son of Albert Say Board and Jane Board, of Waitomo Caves, Hamilton, New Zealand.

References:
  • CWGC
  • Archives New Zealand
Relatives Who Are Also Casualties:
NZ WAR GRAVES
CONTRIBUTED

Public Contributions:

According to the Auckland Star Newspaper Comer enlisted on 1st of May 1916 at the Queen Street recruiting centre. Comer was wounded 28th Feb 1917 and re-joined his unit by 31st March. Lance Corporal ... Read More
According to the Auckland Star Newspaper Comer enlisted on 1st of May 1916 at the Queen Street recruiting centre. Comer was wounded 28th Feb 1917 and re-joined his unit by 31st March. Lance Corporal Comer Board was reported missing 9th June1917. Records show he was killed in action on 7th June the day the Battle for Messines began. His regiment the 1/Auckland NZEF was involved in the attack on Hill 63 on the day. The family believe that because Comer was well over 6ft tall he may have been an easy target as he was shot in the trenches.


Personal Tributes:

Casualty

Service Number: 
21192
Name:
Comer Board
Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Date of Birth:
Not known
Next of Kin: 
Mrs Jane Board (mother), Hangatiki, King-country, New Zealand
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Occupation on Enlistment:
Farmer
Armed Force: 
Army
Unit:
NZEF, Auckland Regiment, 1 Battalion

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Date of Death:
07 June 1917
Day of Death:
Thursday
Age at Death: 
36
Conflict: 
WW1

Embarkation Details

Embarkation Body:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Place:
Wellington, New Zealand
Embarkment Date:
19 August 1916
Transport:
HMNZT 61
Vessel:
Aparima
Destination:
Devonport, England

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Reference: 
III. A. 17.
Cemetery Location: 
Belgium
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