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2nd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A black and white photocopy of a photograph of five members of the Carrier Platoon in Damascus, Syria in 1943.showing, from left to right, Private R. Coleman, L/Corporal Boyland, Private J. Perry, Private A. Moore, -?-. All these soldiers served with Sergeant Rogers who the following year won the Victoria Cross in Italy on the 3rd June 1944. In the action that led to the award Corporal Boyland attacked the German position on Sergeant Rogers right flank. Corporal Boyland and his section were either killed or wounded in this attack. [Corporal 5569811 Boyland was the son of Albert Edward and Caroline Ada Boyland, of Cosham, Hampshire and is buried in Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio]

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