Richard Boxsell

Male 1890 - 1982  (92 years)


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  • Name Richard Boxsell 
    Born 1890  Nowra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Richard Boxsell
      Birth Date: 1890
      Birth Place: New South Wales
      Registration Year: 1890
      Registration Place: Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
      Father: Richard Boxsell
      Mother: Minnie A
      Registration Number: 26165
      (New South Wales Birth Index 1799-1915

      Richard BOXSELL
      Regimental number 6870
      Place of birth Meroo Meadow New South Wales
      Religion Methodist
      Occupation Dairy farmer
      Address Meroo Meadow via Nowra, New South Wales
      Marital status Single
      Age at embarkation 26
      Next of kin Father, R Boxsell, Meroo Meadow, Nowra, New South Wales
      Enlistment date 14 October 1916
      Rank on enlistment Private
      Unit name 13th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
      AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/30/5
      Embarkation details Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
      Rank from Nominal Roll Private
      Unit from Nominal Roll 13th Battalion
      Fate Returned to Australia 31 March 1919
      Other details
      War service: Western Front
      Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

      Red Cross Wounded and Missing:
      Richard Boxsell
      Service Number: 6870
      Rank: Private
      Unit: 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
      Conflict / Operation: First World War, 1914-1918

      BOXSELL RICHARD 6870 13th Btn Private Germans Captured Reincourt 11/4/1917-Interned at Limburg/Schneidemuhl-repatriated 18/12/1918
      (World War 1 (A-C) | Prisoner of War Memorial Ballarat)

      Australian prisoners in Germany, September 1918.
      6777 Private Oswald McClelland (left) and 6870 Private Richard Boxsell, both 13th Battalion AIF, as prisoners of war at a work party assigned to Schneidemühl camp in Germany. Both men were captured at Bullecourt on 11 April 1917, and returned to Australia after the war. Mr Drakegoodman was responsible for the excellent restoration job-well done mate.

    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Aug 1982  Nowra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • BOXSELL Richard
      Death notice 25 AUG 1982
      Death age, 92, at Nowra, late of Broughton Vale Sydney Morning Herald 27 AUG 1982
      (The Ryerson Index Online Database)
    Buried Berry Cemetery, Kangaroo Valley Rd, Berry, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Richard Boxsell
      Death Age: 92
      Birth Date: abt 1890
      Death Date: 25 Aug 1982
      Cemetery: Berry Cemetery
      Section: 0
      Cemetery Location: Berry, New South Wales
      Australia Cemetery Index

      Husband of Laurie Boxsell, died 10 Jul 1974
    Person ID I15584  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2017 

    Family Catherine Laurie Nevan McLean,   b. 1898, Nowra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1974, Berry, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 22 Sep 1920  Presbyterian Church , Nowra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Catherine L N Mclean
      Spouse Name: Richard Boxell
      Marriage Date: 1920
      Marriage Place: New South Wales
      Registration Place: Nowra, New South Wales
      Registration Year: 1920
      Registration Number: 14022
      (New South Wales Marriage index 1788-1965)
    Marriage 23 Oct 1920  The Shoalhaven News and South Coast Districts Advertiser, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location 
    BOXSELL- McLEAN.
    A quiet but pretty wedding was
    celebrated in the Nowra Presbyterian
    Church on September 22nd, the contracting parties being Richard, eldest son of Mr. R. Boxsell, 'Myrtle
    Bank,' Meroo Meadow, and Catherine Laurie Nevin, eldest daughter of
    Mr. and Mrs. Donald McLean, of
    Beaumont. The Rev. Auld officiated.
    The bride, who was given away by
    her father, wore a dainty dress of
    ivory georgette over silk, also customary mop cap, The wreath of orange blossoms, and a veil of tulle (kindly lent by Mrs. J. Lumsden, aunt of the
    bride), and carried a bouquet of
    sweet peas and carnations, tied with
    the bridegroom's battalion colors.
    She was attended by her sister Flora
    as bridesmaid, who wore a frock of
    white voile trimmed with, filet lace.
    Mr. W. 0. Boxsell acted as best man.
    The bridegroom's gift to the bride
    was a gold Nellie Stewart bangle, and
    the bride to the bridegroom a pair of
    silver back military brushes. After
    the ceremony, during the signing of
    tie register, Miss Ollie Marsh played
    the wedding march. The wedding
    breakfast was held at Mrs. Collingwood's (aunt of the bride) where
    about 20 guests sat down to the breakfast. The usual toasts were proposed, and duly responded to. The
    happy couple left by the afternoon
    train for Sydney, en route to Jenolan
    Caves, where the honeymoon was spent. The bride wore a travelling dress of brown crepe-de-chene and hat to match. The presents were muerous and costly, including many cheques.
    The Shoalhaven News and South Coast Districts Advertiser, NSW, Saturday, 23 October 1920 
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F5539  Group Sheet


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