A Canadian Great War casualty group to 427204 Pte P J Boyle 46 Can INF
Patterson James Boyle was born in Manhill, Hendon, London. On 27th February 1885. In civilian life, he was a cook. Patterson enlisted on 16th May 1915 in Moose Jaw Saskatoon.
Boyle was preparing rations for his company when he was hit by a shell. The following was recorded in the 'Circumstances of Casualty form'.
" Killed in Action"
' On the afternoon of the 3rd September 1918, this soldier was preparing rations for the line, when the enemy started throwing over high explosive shells, the first bursting close to the kitchen. Private Boyle had his right foot blown off and received several shrapnel wounds in his body. He was immediately dressed but died a few minutes later.
Patterson was laid to rest in Windmill British Cemetery, Monchy Le Preux.
Pair correctly impressed = 427204 Pte P J Boyle 46 Can INF
Memorial Cross correctly impressed = 427204 Pte P J Boyle