Percy Charles Fernlie Boomer

Service No 2336PercyBoomer (2)

Lance Corporal
27th Battalion

Born 26 March 1894 at White Cliffs, NSW.
Son of Charles John BOOMER and Annie  of  More-street, Gawler, SA.
Occupation prior to enlistment  Sheep farmer
Enlisted 21 June 1915, at Keswick, SA. The Unit embarked  21 September, 1915.

Sick with mumps, to hospital Mudros 7 December 1915, discharged 20 December 1915.

To Alexandria 10 January 1916.

To France 21 Mar 1916, wounded Pozieres, schrapnel wound left arm.

Gunshot wound left hand Rouen 6 September 1916.

Promoted Lance Corporal 29 September 1916.

Died at Flers, 5 November 1916.
Commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial

Pictured on the Mount Pleasant Soldiers Memorial Hall Honor Board and listed at the Anglican Church and Presbyterian Church.


Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 – 1954) Saturday 23 December 1916 p 45 Article Illustrated


Lance-Corporal Percy C. F. Boomer, who was killed in action on November 5, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Boomer, of Willaston. He left South Australia on September 21, 1915, and arrived in Egypt on October 21. He was wounded on August 5, in the big push on the Somme, and it was after returning to duty he made the supreme sacrifice. He was 22 years of age, was of a bright disposition, and respected and loved by all who knew him. His death is mourned by a large circle of friends and relatives.