Samuel Charles Boon, 18921956 (aged 64 years)

Name
Samuel Charles /Boon/
Given names
Samuel Charles
Surname
Boon
Birth 1892 37 34
Birth of a brotherGeorge Richard Boon
1894 (aged 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMay Boon
1897 (aged 5 years)

Birth of a brotherHarry Franklin Boon
1897 (aged 5 years)
Birth of a sisterJessie Rosalind Boon
1899 (aged 7 years)
Birth of a brotherWalter Boon
1901 (aged 9 years)
Death of a sisterJessie Rosalind Boon
1901 (aged 9 years)
Death of a brotherWalter Boon
1904 (aged 12 years)
Military
Australian Imperial Force
January 28, 1916 (aged 24 years)
Note: Enlisted into A Company, 37th Battalion at Tallangatta, Victoria. Attested to be fit for service on the 28th of January and then re-examined at the Seymour camp again on the 2nd of May, 1916. Went to England, was sick and then returned to Australia.
Death of a brotherGeorge Richard Boon
January 2, 1917 (aged 25 years)
Cause: died during WW 1
Note: 37th Battalion. Killed in Action 2nd January 1917 at the age of 22.
Burial of a brotherGeorge Richard Boon
1917 (aged 25 years)
Story in the newspaper
War Pension
March 8, 1918 (aged 26 years)
Note: According to the story of Private Samuel Charles B…

According to the story of Private Samuel Charles Boon, of Eskdale, near Tallangatta, he has been refused a war pension on the ground that he was medically unfit when he was accepted for active service. He is endeavouring to bring his case under the personal notice of Mr. W M. Hughes, the Prime Minister.

Boon's certificate of discharge, which is good, shows that he has 419 days service to his credit, 212 of these being spent abroad. 'I never reached the trenches,' he said, 'as I was ill on board ship and went into hospital on arrival in England from Australia.

Finally, I was returned to Australia, and discharged. I applied for a pension, as I have since been unable to do any work, but it was refused on the ground that I was unfit when I enlisted, though I passed all tests.

I was able to do farm labourer's work before the war, I attribute my ill-health solely to the conditions under which I had to live in the Seymour camp. It broke up my health. All I have received is £5 from the State War Council.' The Border Morning Mail and Riverina Times (Albury, NSW : 1903 - 1920) Wednesday 6 March 1918

Mr. J. E. Collins, Pensions Commissioner, states that a Medical Board in England on September 7, 1916, reported that the soldier's condition was due to injury, as the result of a horse faffing on him three years previously in Victoria before he enlisted and was not in any way due to military service.

The Board further stated that his capacity to earn his full livelihood in the general labor market was not at all lessened. On March 31 1917, the soldier was examined by a Medical Board in Melbourne. This Board found that he was incapacitated to the extent of one tenth, and that his condition was not caused or aggravated by military service.

On August 6, May the departmental Medical Referee at Tallangatta reported that the soldier's condition was the result of pre-war traumatism, and that he had lost his earning power only to the extent of one tenth. 'All the evidence goes to show' Mr. Collins went on to say, 'that the soldier's condition is now no worse than it was before he enlisted, and as the War Pensions Act gives the pension only to those whose incapacity is the result of war service, it would seem that the decision not to grant the pension is correct.

In order to make certain, however, that the man's condition was not aggravated by military service, I am arranging for the soldier to be examined by a Special Medical Appeal Board".

Birth of a sonArthur Boon
June 14, 1920 (aged 28 years)

Birth of a daughterEileen Boon
November 6, 1921 (aged 29 years)
Birth of a daughterMeryl Boon
May 1925 (aged 33 years)
Death of a daughterMeryl Boon
August 1925 (aged 33 years)
Death of a sonFranklin Boon
1926 (aged 34 years)

Death of a sonJohn Boon
1926 (aged 34 years)

Court - Fine
Court - Fine
June 3, 1927 (aged 35 years)
Source: Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1881 - 1938) Friday 3 June 1927
Note: Samuel was fined due to his horse straying onto the Albury Common. Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1881 - 1938) Friday 3 June 1927
Death of a fatherJoseph Richard Boon
October 25, 1934 (aged 42 years)
Burial of a fatherJoseph Richard Boon
October 1934 (aged 42 years)
Court - Fine
Court - Fine
December 1, 1937 (aged 45 years)
Note: Samuel was fined for not submitted his tax return. Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1881 - 1938) Friday 3 December 1937 p 5 Article
Death of a sonArthur Boon
July 22, 1942 (aged 50 years)
Note: d. 22 Jul 1942, KIA WW 2 Mersa Mertruth El Alamein awarded Military Medal.
Death of a motherJane Frances Ferguson
September 3, 1948 (aged 56 years)
Burial of a motherJane Frances Ferguson
September 1948 (aged 56 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Alfred JamesonEileen BoonView this family
November 13, 1948 (aged 56 years)
Death of a brotherThomas Boon
1950 (aged 58 years)
Death of a sisterEdith Jane Boon
1953 (aged 61 years)
Death February 14, 1956 (aged 64 years)
Family with parents
father
18551934
Birth: 1855 26Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 25, 1934Albury, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18581948
Birth: 1858Carisbrook, Victoria, Australia
Death: September 3, 1948Lavington, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1875Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
12 months
elder brother
18751950
Birth: 1875 20 17Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1950Royal Park, Victoria, Australia
3 years
elder brother
18771959
Birth: 1877 22 19Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1959Glen, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
4 years
elder sister
18801974
Birth: 1880 25 22Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1974Lavington, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
elder brother
18841961
Birth: 1884 29 26Eskdale, Victoria, Australia
Death: 1961
-12 months
elder sister
18821959
Birth: 1882 27 24Eskdale, Victoria, Australia
Death: June 12, 1959Beechworth, Victoria, Australia
20 years
younger brother
19011904
Birth: 1901 46 43Eskdale, Victoria, Australia
Death: 1904Eskdale, Victoria, Australia
-12 months
younger sister
18991901
Birth: 1899 44 41Mitta Mitta, Victoria, Australia
Death: 1901Mitta Mitta, Victoria, Australia
-10 years
elder sister
18881974
Birth: 1888 33 30Eskdale, Victoria, Australia
Death: 1974
3 years
elder sister
18901953
Birth: 1890 35 32Eskdale, Victoria, Australia
Death: 1953East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
3 years
himself
18921956
Birth: 1892 37 34Eskdale, Victoria, Australia
Death: February 14, 1956Albury, New South Wales, Australia
6 years
younger sister
-2 years
younger brother
18941917
Birth: 1894 39 36Eskdale, Victoria, Australia
Death: January 2, 1917France
4 years
younger brother
18971982
Birth: 1897 42 39Eskdale, Victoria, Australia
Death: 1982Narromine, New South Wales, Australia
-10 years
elder sister
18861963
Birth: 1886 31 28Eskdale, Victoria, Australia
Death: 1963Preston, Victoria, Australia
Family with Lillian Margaret Brown
himself
18921956
Birth: 1892 37 34Eskdale, Victoria, Australia
Death: February 14, 1956Albury, New South Wales, Australia
wife
son
Private
son
19201942
Birth: June 14, 1920 28 29
Death: July 22, 1942Mersa Matruh, El Alamein, Egypt
17 months
daughter
19212002
Birth: November 6, 1921 29 31Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 27, 2002Chiltern, Victoria, Australia
son
Private
daughter
19251925
Birth: May 1925 33 34Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 1925Albury, New South Wales, Australia
son
son
Court - Fine@Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1881 - 1938) Friday 3 June 1927@
Military

Enlisted into A Company, 37th Battalion at Tallangatta, Victoria. Attested to be fit for service on the 28th of January and then re-examined at the Seymour camp again on the 2nd of May, 1916. Went to England, was sick and then returned to Australia.

Story in the newspaper

According to the story of Private Samuel Charles Boon, of Eskdale, near Tallangatta, he has been refused a war pension on the ground that he was medically unfit when he was accepted for active service. He is endeavouring to bring his case under the personal notice of Mr. W M. Hughes, the Prime Minister.

Boon's certificate of discharge, which is good, shows that he has 419 days service to his credit, 212 of these being spent abroad. 'I never reached the trenches,' he said, 'as I was ill on board ship and went into hospital on arrival in England from Australia.

Finally, I was returned to Australia, and discharged. I applied for a pension, as I have since been unable to do any work, but it was refused on the ground that I was unfit when I enlisted, though I passed all tests.

I was able to do farm labourer's work before the war, I attribute my ill-health solely to the conditions under which I had to live in the Seymour camp. It broke up my health. All I have received is £5 from the State War Council.' The Border Morning Mail and Riverina Times (Albury, NSW : 1903 - 1920) Wednesday 6 March 1918

Mr. J. E. Collins, Pensions Commissioner, states that a Medical Board in England on September 7, 1916, reported that the soldier's condition was due to injury, as the result of a horse faffing on him three years previously in Victoria before he enlisted and was not in any way due to military service.

The Board further stated that his capacity to earn his full livelihood in the general labor market was not at all lessened. On March 31 1917, the soldier was examined by a Medical Board in Melbourne. This Board found that he was incapacitated to the extent of one tenth, and that his condition was not caused or aggravated by military service.

On August 6, May the departmental Medical Referee at Tallangatta reported that the soldier's condition was the result of pre-war traumatism, and that he had lost his earning power only to the extent of one tenth. 'All the evidence goes to show' Mr. Collins went on to say, 'that the soldier's condition is now no worse than it was before he enlisted, and as the War Pensions Act gives the pension only to those whose incapacity is the result of war service, it would seem that the decision not to grant the pension is correct.

In order to make certain, however, that the man's condition was not aggravated by military service, I am arranging for the soldier to be examined by a Special Medical Appeal Board".

Court - Fine

Samuel was fined due to his horse straying onto the Albury Common. Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1881 - 1938) Friday 3 June 1927

Court - Fine

Samuel was fined for not submitted his tax return. Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1881 - 1938) Friday 3 December 1937 p 5 Article