John James Valentine Boyle1

#511, (14 February 1886-1957)
FatherJeremiah Michael Boyle2 (-2 Jul 1949)
MotherAda McNamara1
Last Edited30 Mar 2019
Val Boyle c1918
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John was born on Sunday, 14 February 1886 at New South Wales.2 He was the son of Jeremiah Michael Boyle and Ada McNamara.2,1 His common name was Val.

He became John Hill's godparent at his baptism at St. Clement on Tuesday, 6 March 1906 at the Sydney suburb of Mosman.3,4 Johnlived in 1909 at at 'Altiora' Darley Road in the Sydney suburb of Manly.5 He was a clerk in 1909.5 Johnlived in May 1915 at at Public school in Sefton Park in the Sydney suburb of Lidcombe.2 He enlisted to the 12th Light Horse on 21 May 1915 at age 29.2 John was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 3 August 1918 . John returned to Australia on 17 July 1919 at age 33.6 John was was awarded an Order of the British Empire.7

Joseph and Mary hosted a joint birthday party for her brother Don and good friend Val Boyle at The Ambassadors, in Sydney, on Thursday, 14 February 1924. Other attendees included Mary's brother Gyle and his wife, friends Carl and Ivy Nicholson, and their next-door neighbors the Gahans.8 John James Valentine Boyle was a clerk in charge of the records concerning general disease at the health department in 1926.7

Val attended a dinner dance organised by the School Clubs Ltd. the Wentworth Cafe, in Sydney, on Wednesday, 4 May 1927. On the same table was Mary Hill, as well as her son John and his date Margery Jean Smith.9

He married Elizabeth Kirwan, daughter of Henry William Kirwan and Elizabeth Mary Henry, at St. Mary's Cathedral on Wednesday, 2 November 1932 at Sydney..7,10 John and Elizabethlived on 15 March 1938 at at Lauderdale Avenue in the Sydney suburb of Manly.11 John (and presumably his spouse Elizabeth)lived in 1948 at 11 Brentwood Avenue, in Turramurra.12

John died in 1957 at the Sydney suburb of Manly.1 His body was interred at Frenchs Forest Cemetery on 8 July 1957 at the Sydney suburb of Frenchs Forest.7


Elizabeth Kirwan (c 1885-)


  1. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1957 No.19873.
  2. [S378] The AIF Project (
  3. [S997] Parish Registers for St. Clement, Name: Geoffrey John Hill, Event Type: Baptism, Birth Date: 20 Dec 1905, Baptism Date: 6 Mar 1906.
  4. [S314] Information supplied by Margery Hill (South Yarra) to Tim Hill (Chadstone), 1986.
  5. [S367] Australia - Electoral Rolls, Division of North Sydney, Subdivision of Manly 1909 p.3.
  6. [S144] AIF Nominal Roll 1914-1918, AWM 133.
  7. [S873] E-mails from Judy Ruoso to Tim Hill, 2015- ' Re: - John James Valentine Boyle' - 9 March 2015 at 09:58.
  8. [S641] The Evening News, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1924 'For Women—.', Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), 15 February, p. 13, viewed 18 September, 2013,
  9. [S641] The Evening News, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1927 'For Women.', Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), 5 May, p. 18, viewed 2 October, 2013,
  10. [S3] New South Wales, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1932 No. 13043 (Index only).
  11. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 15/03/1938 p.18s.
  12. [S759] New South Wales, Australia, Index to Deceased Estate Files, 1923-1958, probate for Jeremiah Michael Boyle 1948.