Boyce Edward

Edward Boyce was born on 25th September 1883 in Hastings, Ontario. His Father was John Boyce and his Mother Elizabeth Boyce.

Unfortunately I cannot trace the family on the census for Canada.

His Army Records include two Attestation Papers for Edward Boyce The first shows that he enlisted into The 155th Overseas Battalion on 16th March 1916, aged 33 yrs at Toronto, Ontario. He gave his trade as Moulder and his Next of Kin as his  Mother, Elizabeth Boyce of 97 Wellington St. Kingston. His current address was 81 Isabell St. Belleville. He stated that he had previously served for one year in 15th Bn., as Acting Lance Corporal.  He trained in Kingston, was promoted to Corporal on 8th May 1916, but  discharged on 6th July 1916.

The second Attestation Paper shows that Edward reenlisted on 4th  September 1918 in Toronto, Ontario, into the Canadian Engineers. His trade was given as Munitions and address as 756 Dundas St. W.Toronto, Ontario. His status was Single.  He gave his Mother Elizabeth Boyce as next of Kin at Carrying Place P.O. Ontario.

(Library and Archives of Canada  Service Files of 1st WW 1914-1918).

Edward completed his training in Canada and embarked for Britain on The S.S. City of Cairo on 12th October 1918 arriving at Davenport on 23rd October 1918.He was then transferred to Seaford Army Camp but contracted Influenza on 2nd December and was sent to the Military Hospital at Kinmel Camp. He was admitted to Ward 4 of the Military Hospital Kinmel Park on 2nd December 1918. He was reported dangerously ill on the 7th December 1918. He died of Broncho Pneumonia at 5.30 pm on 18th December 1918.

Edward is buried in St. Margaret’s Cemetery, Bodelwyddan.

He is commemorated on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Bodelwyddan Memorial

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