Henry John William BOSMA (Background to your soldier prior to enlistment,…
Henry John William BOSMA
Background to your soldier prior to enlistment
When and where was your soldier born?
Born: Nieuwer-Amstel, Netherlands, 15 January 1891
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Navy School, Netherlands
What did he do after the war?
If he died, how?
Does he have any siblings?
What was his ethnic background?
Address 15 Hamley Street, off Sturt Street, Adelaide, South Australia
what was your soldier's occupation before the enlistment?
Reasons for enlistment
Why did your soldier choose to go to war?
Was there anything you soldier was particularly good at in benefit to the war?
Impact of their enlistment on their local community
How might their experience affect family?
Who took his job when he went to war?
Places where your soldier fought
The experiences of your soldiers (Gallipoli or Western Front)
What medals did he win?
Military Medal, 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
British War Medal 1914-20
Western front (died in France)
:25 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3210A, 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
Appointed Lance Corporal, 8 August 1916.
14 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3210A, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10th Infantry Battalion
Service Number: 3210A
Enlisted: 16 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Died in France
Died: Died of Wounds, Warloy, France, 25 August 1916, aged 25 years