3rd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers, attached to the 1st Battalion
John was born on the 4th of January 1879 the son of James Boal, Antrim House Antrim. John began his education at CCB in 1908 and was one of the 1912 Cricket first XI. He was employed in the family business in Antrim J & H Boal, Antrim prior to the advent of War.
John was killed in action on the 3rd of May 1917 and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.
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