BOYCE, James Henry
(Service number 7/1337)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Sergeant


Date 5 August 1895 Place of Birth Waituna, Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date 15 Aug 1914-31 Dec 1915 Age
Address at Enlistment Waituna, Waimate
Occupation Farm worker
Previous Military Experience 8th South Canterbury Mounted Rifles - still serving
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin William Boyce (father), Waituna, Waimate
Religion W. Methodist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 6th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 14 August 1915
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 10 November 1962 Age 67 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 51, Plot 201A
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Henry Boyce was born on 5 August 1895 at Waimate, the second son of William and Klasina (née Kaan) Boyce. The family farmed at Waituna near Waimate. In 1920 James married Beatrice Mary Wilson Lock. They had a son and a daughter, the ashes of both interred with James and Beatrice at Timaru Cemetery.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [August 2014 & 15 July 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [15 July 2020]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [15 July 2020]; Waimate Museum & Archives on NZ Museums at

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Researched and Written by

Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG; Sue Hanham, Waimate Museum & Archives; Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG

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