BOYCE, Samuel Frederick
(Service number 85791)
|Aliases||Also known as Samuel John BOYCE|
|First Rank||Last Rank|
|Date||26 March 1876||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||13 April 1918||Age||42 years|
|Address at Enlistment||340 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch|
|Previous Military Experience||Timaru Rifles - resigned|
|Marital Status||Married. One child|
|Next of Kin||Mrs A. BOYCE (wife), 340 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
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
|Date||10 June 1940||Age||64 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch|
|Memorial Reference||Block 15, Plot 397|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Samuel Frederick Boyce was the eldest surviving son of Frederick and Mary Elizabeth (née Shears) Boyce, the first-born having died in infancy. He was born on 26 March 1876 at Timaru. His name at birth and on enlistment was Samuel Frederick, while he married, died and was buried as Samuel John. Along with his siblings he was educated variously at Timaru South School and Timaru Main School, leaving to go out to work just before his fourteenth birthday. In late 1893 the family moved to Cheviot where Frederick, senior, died in 1899.
Samuel married Agnes Gray on 12 February 1903 at Christchurch, and they had ason born on 22 June 1911 – Royal Samuel George Boyce. Samuel, a bootmaker, was drawn in the ballot and called up in 1918. His brother, Frederick Boyce, served in World War I and returned home wounded. .
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [15 July 2020]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [15 July 2020]; Bromley Cemetery headstone transcription [16 July 2020], Bromley Cemetery burial record (Christchurch City Council) [16 July 2020]
No documents available.
Researched and Written by
Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG
Currently Assigned to
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License unless otherwise stated.
Tell us more
Do you have information that could be added to this story? Or related images that you are happy to share? Submit them here!