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Boyce, Private George Henry (Jim)

Male 1891 - 1918


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  • Name  Boyce, Private George Henry (Jim) 
    Title  Private 
    Born  26 Mar 1891  Beechworth, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Reference Number  1121 
    Died  13 Apr 1918  Doullens, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I29  Boyce Genealogy
    Last Modified  18 Oct 2013 

    Father  Boyce, John,   b. 01 Jun 1855, Barker Station, Mt. Harcourt, Victoria, Aust. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Apr 1911, Tallangatta, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Creamer, Catherine Alice,   b. 17 Apr 1861, Yackandandah, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1955, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  06 Jun 1880  Yackandandah, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3  Group Sheet

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    George Henry (Jim) Boyce
    George Henry (Jim) Boyce
    War Memorial (world War I) - Tallangatta Valley
    War Memorial (world War I) - Tallangatta Valley
    The war memorial to the Tallangatta Valley soldiers who lost their lives in the first world war. The monument was erected in the gardens of the Tallangatta Valley School. The names of Tom and Jim Boyce are engraved on the monument.

    The memorial was dedicated on January 29, 1920. Newspaper reports of the day state that the weather lent itself to the occasion, and that the beautiful garden connected to the school was crowded with people.

  • Notes 

    • The Border Morning Mail and Riverina Times Monday 6 May 1918
      BARNAWARTHA.
      Word has been received that Sergeant
      Ted Draper has been wounded in France.
      This is the second time that Teddy has
      been wounded. He has been three years
      on service and his friends hope that his
      wound is not a severe one. -
      Private "Paddy" Devitt was also wounded
      in this big fight. This is "Paddy's"
      second time also. He was wounded at
      Pozieres about two years ago, being shot
      in the- heel. It was thought then that
      he would be invalided home, but he was
      patched up and returned to the firing line.
      "Paddy" is a cousin of Private George
      Boyce, of Tallangatta; whose death in
      action was reported last week. They are
      grandsons of late Mr. and Mrs. Boyce, of
      Wangaratta, formerly of Barnawartha

      Killed in Action WW1.
      Private George Henry Boyce 1121
      22nd Bn. Australian Inf.
      Died of wounds - 13 April 1918
      Commemorated - Doullens Cementery Extension No. 1
      France, Plot VI, Row C, Grave No. 31

      Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at Melbourne, Victoria on 5 April 1915.
      Stated on enlistment that he was born at Beechworth, Victoria and that he was 23 11/12 years of age.
      Served overseas at the Gallipoli Peninsula and France with the:
      6th Australian Training Battalion
      22nd Australian Infantry Battalion
      Died of wounds in France on 13 April 1918.
      Medals issued: 1914/15 Star
      British War Medal
      Victory Medal

      The Argus (Melbourne, Vic Wednesday 1 March 1916)
      VESSEL TO ARRIVE SHORTLY.
      Another vessel conveying sick and wounded Australians is expected to arrive shortly. The nominal roll of returning officers and men is as follows:
      Pte GH Boyce of 22nd Battalion

      George Henry BOYCE

      Regimental number 1121
      Place of birth Beechworth, Victoria
      School Yackandandah State School, Victoria
      Religion Roman Catholic
      Occupation Porter
      Address 11 Union Street, Kew, Victoria
      Marital status Single
      Age at embarkation 24
      Next of kin Mother, Mrs Catherine Boyce, 11 Union Street, Kew, Victoria
      Previous military service Nil
      Enlistment date 5 April 1915
      Rank on enlistment Private
      Unit name 22nd Battalion, B Company
      AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/39/1
      Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
      Rank from Nominal Roll Private
      Unit from Nominal Roll 22nd Battalion
      Fate Died of wounds 13 April 1918
      Place of death or wounding France
      Date of death 13 April 1918
      Age at death 27
      Place of burial Doullens Communal Cemetry Extension No. 1 (Plot VI, Row C, Grave No. 31), France
      Panel number, Roll of Honour,
      Australian War Memorial 95
      Miscellaneous information from
      cemetery records Parents: John and Catherine Alice BOYCE, Cheltenham, Victoria
      Family/military connections Brother: 5555 Thomas BOYCE, 23rd Bn, killed in action, Passchendaele, Belgium, 10 November 917.