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Charles Everett Boyle
Name: Charles Everett Boyle Rank: Private 1st Class Service Number: 31399284 Service: Company B, 15th Engineer Combat Battalion, 9th Infantry Division, US Army Date of Birth: July 18, 1911 Place of Birth: Portland, Cumberland Co., Maine Date of Enlistment: October 11, 1943 Place of Enlistment: Portland, Cumberland Co., Maine Address at Enlistment: Portland, Cumberland Co., Maine Age: 32 Occupation: Welder / flame cutter Marital Status: Married Date of Death: April 1, 1945 Age: 33 Cemetery: Forest City Cemetery, Cumberland Co., Maine Charles Everett Boyle was the son of William Frederick Boyle (1873-1931) and Isabell Ross Hurley (1887-1954). Both his parents were born in Elderbank, Musquodoboit Valley, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia. He had many of siblings. Charles married Michelina Michelle Colello (1919-1991) of Warren, Ohio on September 17, 1936 in Portland, Maine. They had a daughter Rita Jean Boyle. In 1940, Charles was working as a compressor operator. Prior to enlistment he worked for the New England Shipbuilding Corporation. After enlistment, Charles was assigned to the 15th Engineer Combat Battalion, of the 9th Infantry Division, US Army. The men of the 9th were known as the “Old Reliables”. He trained and was stationed at Camp Belvoir in Fairfax Co., Virginia. Overseas, Charles served in England, France, and Belgium with the Engineering Corps. Charles Everett Boyle was killed in action in Luxembourg or Germany on April 1, 1945. His body was returned to the Unites States by Dec. 1948 and he was interred December 2, 1948. His 1948 Obituary: “Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at 152 Cumberland Avenue for PFX Charles E. Boyle, 33, who died in Luxembourg April 1, 1945 in the service of his Country. The military honors will be given by the Paul Mallia Post 161 American Legion in Portland, Maine. Burial will be in Forest City Cemetery. Private Boyle was born in Portland, son of Mrs. Isabell Boyle of 50 Paris Street. He was employed by the New England Shipbuilding Corporation before he entered the service in November 1943. He served with the army engineers in England, France and Belgium. Besides his widow, Mrs. Michelina Colello Boyle, he is survived by his mother; two brothers, Lawrence R. and S[ilas] Lester Boyle, both of Portland; six sisters, Mrs. Leroy Baker and Mrs. Alfred McKagne, both of Portland; Mrs. Leroy Parmenter of Falmouth; Mrs. Clifford Daniels, Springfield, Ore; Mrs. George Mercier, Pittsfield, and Mrs. Ida Goodwin, Penacook, N.H.”
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