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Charles James Boykett (1871–1948)

Mr. Charles James Boykett, of Durham street Glenelg, who died yesterday, was secretary to the Railways Commissioner from 1916 until his retirement in May, 1936.

Mr. Boykett, who was born in 1871, was educated at Whinham College, North Adelaide. He Joined the Public Service as a cadet in 1887, was appointed chief clerk to the Railways Commissioner in 1909 and secretary to the Commissioner in 1916.

During World War I, Mr. Boykett was appointed by the Commonwealth Government to do special work in connection with the enrolment of special workers for Great Britain and France, and in 1917 was made honorary Lt-Col. in the Engineer and Railway Staff Corps of the Australian Military Forces.

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Additional Resources

  • profile, Advertiser (Adelaide), 21 April 1936, p 9
  • retires, Advertiser (Adelaide), 22 April 1936, p 22

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'Boykett, Charles James (1871–1948)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 29 May 2024.

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11 May, 1871
North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


20 August, 1948 (aged 77)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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