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.
Library and Archives of Canada Service Files of 1st WW 1914-1918.
Attestation Papers for Sapper 636858 Edward Boyce.
There are two Attestation Papers for Edward Boyce, the first shows that he enlisted into The 155th Overseas Battalion on 16th March 1916, age 33yrs at Toronto, Ontario.
He gave his trade as Moulder and his Next of Kin as 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 enlisted 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. Status, Single.
He gave his Mother Elizabeth Boyce as next of Kin at Carrying Place P.O. Ontario.
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 where 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.