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144825   Private Louis Boyle
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/05/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 24th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 27/09/1892
Died: 17/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
Louis Boyle was the son of Joseph and Annie Boyle. He was born in Cookstown on 27th September 1892. He was of twelve children. The family lived in Cookstown. Like his father, Louis was a painter. Louis Boyle emigrated to Canada. Louis Boyle enlisted in the Canadian Infantry in Ottawa on 18th August 1915. Private Louis Boyle was serving with the 24th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action in France on 17th September 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vimy Memorial
  Arras, Pas de Calais, 
Grave Ref:
CWGC Casualty 1565567
The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 177
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Boyle family 1901 census lists Louis as age 8, living with the family at house 13 in Union Street, Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists Boyle family 1911 census lists Louie as age 18, living with the family at house 78 in Chapel Street, Cookstown
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Louis Boyle
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private Louis Boyle
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Louis Boyle's death
6 Louis Boyle Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (35 no.)
7 Private Joseph Boyle Brother of Private Louis Boyle
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023