(Service number 8/906 (Archway has 81906))
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||6 March 1881||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||381 Moorhouse avenue, Christchurch|
|Previous Military Experience||10th Contingent SA|
|Next of Kin||J. H. BOYCE (brother), 27 Mayfair Street, Lower Riccarton|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Otago Infantry Battalion|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay|
|Embarked From||Port Chalmers, Dunedin||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Otago Infantry|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Gunshot wound to left arm.
|Date||8 February 1965||Age||83 years|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Frederick Boyce was the third son of Frederick and Mary Elizabeth (née Shears) Boyce, although the first-born son died in infancy. Born on 6 March 1881 at Timaru, Frederick was baptised as Frederick William Thomas Boyce, three weerks later, on 27 March, at St Mary’s Anglican Church, Timaru. Along with his siblings he was educated variously at Timaru South School and Timaru Main School. In late 1893 the family moved to Cheviot where Frederick, senior, died in 1899.
Frederick Boyce, junior, had served in the South African War. He enlisted early in the war and nominated his brother, Joseph Henry Boyce, as next-of-kin. He suffered a gunshot wound to his left arm, suffering permanent disability. Having returned home, he married Hilda Thorne in 1916. His brother, Samuel Frederick Boyce, enlisted also.
Auckland War Memorial Museum cenotaph Database [15 July 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [15 July 2020]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [15 July 2020]; St Mary’s Timaru baptism record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [16 July 2020]
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