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Boyce, 2nd Lieutenant Patrick Francis

Male 1893 - 1951


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  • Name  Boyce, 2nd Lieutenant Patrick Francis 
    Title  2nd Lieutenant 
    Born  10 Oct 1893  Yackandandah, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Reference Number  3240 
    Died  18 Aug 1951  Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I30  Boyce Genealogy
    Last Modified  1 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 
    Relationship  Natural 
    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 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  06 Jun 1880  Yackandandah, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3  Group Sheet

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    Francis Patrick Boyce
    Francis Patrick Boyce
    Francis Patrick Boyce
    Francis Patrick Boyce
    Francis Patrick (Frank) Boyce
    Francis Patrick (Frank) Boyce
    This photo was taken after Frank had been awarded his Military Medal. You will note the bar on his left side chest.

  • Notes 
    • 3240 Corporal Patrick Francis Boyce 1st Aust. Divisional Signal Coy.
      Military Medal
      Recommended 23-9-1917
      Passed 25-9-1917

      On 20th September, 1917 during the attack on POLYGON WOOD Corporal Boyce was in charge of Wireless and Power Buzzer station. He erected aerial under barrage fire and after much trouble and dangerous work ( being buried by shell fire and much shaken) he got into communication with the Corps directing station. He set out earths and power buzzer and obtained communications and constantly repaired same under constant shell fire. Having established his station he went through barrage to the Brigade Forward Stations and set them in working order. It was largely due to the conspicuous gallantry on the part of this N.C.O. that amplifier and power buzer communication was such a success.
      Military Medal WW1.

      Second Lieutenant Francis Patrick Boyce
      Enlist in the 1st Australian Imperial Force at Melbourne on 29 July 1915.
      Stated on Enlistment that he was born at Yackandandah, Victoria and that he was 21 and 10/12 years of age.
      Appointed to a Commission on 9 March 1918
      Served overseas in France with the following units:

      6th Australian Infantry Battalion
      1st Australian Divisional Signals Company
      1st ANZAC Wireless Section

      Appointment terminated on 20 October 1926

      Honours and Awards: Military Medal
      1914/15 Star
      British War Medal
      Victory Medal
      Francis Patrick BOYCE

      Regimental number 3520B
      Religion Roman Catholic
      Occupation Porter
      Address Chelsea, Victoria
      Marital status Single
      Next of kin Mother, Mrs C Boyce, Ariel, Tallangatta Valley, Victoria
      Enlistment date NO ENTRY
      Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll 29 July 1915
      Rank on enlistment Private
      Unit name 6th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
      AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/23/3
      Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
      Rank from Nominal Roll 2nd Lieutenant
      Unit from Nominal Roll 1st Divisional Signal Company
      Fate Returned to Australia 17 March 1919
      Medals Military Medal

      'On 20th September, 1917 during the attack on POLYGON WOOD Corporal BOYCE was in charge of Wireless and Power Buzzer Station. He erected aerial under barrage fire and after much trouble and dangerous work (being buried by shell fire and much shaken) he got into communication with the Corps directing station. He set out earth and power buzzer and obtained communications and constantly repaired same under constant shell fire. Having established his Station he went through barrage to the Brigade Forward Stations and set them in working order. It was largely due to the conspicuous gallantry on the part of this N.C.O. that Amplifier and Power Buzzer communication was such a success.'
      Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
      Date: 7 March 1918

      Family/military connections Brother: 3250A Sapper Edward BOYCE, 5th Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 17 March 1919.

      Service was conducted at Fawkner Memorial Park for
      Patrick BOYCE Age : 57 on the 21-August-1951
      Service: Burial
      Location: Roman Catholic Compartment U Grave 9903.
      Funeral Director: