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Boyce, Lance Corporal Edward Edmund

Male 1896 - 1934


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  • Name  Boyce, Lance Corporal Edward Edmund 
    Title  Lance Corporal 
    Born  09 Jan 1896  Dederang, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Reference Number  3520 
    Died  29 Dec 1934  Tallangatta, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I31  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

    Family  McQuade, Margaret Mary,   b. 1898, Springvale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1984, West Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  06 Feb 1928  Mentone, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Family ID  F13  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Edward Boyce
    Edward Boyce
    Back Row, Left Hand Side

    Documents
    Edward Boyce - A prank at Rutherglen
    Edward Boyce - A prank at Rutherglen
    A newspaper article reporting a prank played on Edward while he was working at the Rutherglen Post Office - reported 12 August 1913

  • Notes 
    • 3520 Lance Corporal Edward Boyce
      Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at Melbourne Victoria on 6 July 1915
      Stated on enlistment that he was 19 and 5/12 years of age.
      Served overseas in the Middle East and France with the following units:
      6th Australian Infanctry Battalion
      1st Australian ANZAC Wireless Section
      5th Divisional Signal Company

      Discharged for the Australian Imperial Force in Victoria on 12 October 1918.

      Medals Issued: 1914/15 Star
      British War Medal
      Victory Medal
      Edward BOYCE

      Regimental number 3520A
      Religion Roman Catholic
      Occupation Postal assistant
      Address Tallangatta Valley, Victoria
      Marital status Single
      Age at embarkation 19
      Next of kin Mother, Mrs C Boyce, Ariel, Tallangatta Valley, Victoria
      Enlistment date 6 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
      Regimental number from Nominal Roll 3520
      Rank from Nominal Roll Sapper
      Unit from Nominal Roll 5th Divisional Signal Company
      Fate Returned to Australia 31 July 1918
      Family/military connections Brother: 3520B 2/Lt Francis Patrick BOYCE MM, 1st Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 17 March 1919.

      The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.Friday 4 January 1935)
      MURRAY RIVER MYSTERY
      -a)
      POISON FOUND IN BODY Last Seen on Christmas Eve
      [ ALBURY (N.S.W.), Thursday.-Traces
      of poison were found in the stomach of Edward Boyce, aged 40 years, a returned soldier, of Tallangatta, whose body was found In the Murray River at Granya, 30 miles from Albury, on Tuesday. The body was seen by the puntman at Granya, who informed the police. Constable Opperman recovered the body and con- veyed it to the Tallangatta morgue, where an examination was made. Constable Opperman has taken certain organs to Melbourne for further examination. An inquest will be held when the report of the examination Is received. Boyce left a widow and child. He was last seen at Tallangatta on Christmas eve. It is believed that the body had been in the water for four or five days.